THE HANDMAIDEN

Ever since Oldboy (2003), Park Chan-wook has been one of the most exciting filmmakers out there. And with the recent release of The Handmaiden, adapted from Sarah Waters’s Fingersmith, he has proved yet again he is able to reinvent the thriller genre. Set in Japanese-occupied Korea in the 1930s, The Handmaiden revolves around a bright-eyed…

THE LOST ARCADE

Kurt Vincent’s The Lost Arcade (written by Irene Chin) is a nostalgic documentary on a fading industry that some claim as home but most won’t know. The film has its ups and downs with its best almost carrying the weight of the less glamorous part of New York. It, however, is a bore. Aimless and…

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OLYMPIC PRIDE, AMERICAN PREJUDICE

Filled with spine-chilling and horrifying footage of events leading up to and during the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Olympic Pride, American Prejudice follows the 18 African-American athletes who competed in one of the most controversial Olympic Games in history. This documentary goes so far as to courageously confront the Jesse Owens bias in American media while shining light…

DON'T BLINK - ROBERT FRANK

If you are looking for something that transcends the life of an artist, something that reveals the vulnerabilities of the quintessential photographer/filmmaker, Laura Israel’s Don’t Blink – Robert Frank is not that film. However, if those are what you seek, Robert Frank is not the guy to look into either. Resembling some of Mr. Frank’s…