Originally published on 360info, Stephen M. Norris discusses how two films about tanks highlight Vladimir Putin and his cronies’ rule of Russian culture with an iron fist.
Urban Intimacy – The Films of Lim Han Loong
Adi Iskandar dives deeper into two short films by Lim Han Loong.
The Haunting Draw of the West – Colonial Legacies in African Cinema
Originally published on Africa is a Country, Delali Adogla-Bessa considers how African cinema can provide solace for its tortured relationship to the West.
Exorcising Past Ghosts – The Significance of Roh’s Success at Festival Filem Malaysia ke-31
On the eve of Festival Filem Malaysia ke-32, Fikri Jermadi considers the importance of Emir Ezwan’s film winning the top award at last year’s edition.
A Gutsy Gust – Selected Films from Cinebah 2021
Fikri Jermadi checks in on a number of Sabahan short films.
Wrapping Up – Southeast Asian Short Films of Locarno 2020 (part 3)
Fikri Jermadi concludes up a series of reviews that has run on for a little too long.
The Big Boom – The Aussiewood Impact
Originally published in The Conversation, Mark David Ryan and Kelly McWilliam discusses the viability of Australia is a filmmaking center of the world.
Pain and Pleasure – Selected Films from the 17th Mini Film Festival
Fikri Jermadi takes in a week of film pleasure at the 17th Mini Film Festival.