Documentary

  • Review

    Everything Is Cinema

    What starts out as an ethnographic documentary turns into a study of a failing marriage during Covid lockdown…

    3 stars
  • Review

    Decameron

    Hong Kong endures a global pandemic and a trampling of rights, but has survived tragedies before…

    3.5 stars
  • Review

    Me and the Cult Leader

    A life-affirming take on a difficult subject…

    3.5 stars
  • Review

    Radiograph of a Family

    An evocative and poignant look at family…

    5 stars
  • Review

    Memories to Choke On, Drinks to Wash Them Down

    A snapshot of contemporary Hong Kong through four short films…

    3.5 stars
  • Review

    The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On

    A war veteran’s single-minded search for truth in this seminal documentary…

    4.5 stars
  • Review

    The Shepherds

    A snapshot of LGBTQIA+ Christians fighting for recognition in Taiwan…

    2.5 stars
  • Review

    Not Simply a Wedding Banquet

    But come on, it’s 1997 now!…

    4 stars
  • Review

    76 Days

    A strikingly humanistic approach to covering the COVID-19 pandemic, and more timely than anything else in recent memory…

    4 stars
  • Review

    Zero

    A return to old friends and places…

    3 stars
  • Review

    Mental

    Slow, thoughtful observations of life in a mental health facility…

    3 stars
  • Review

    Hong Kong Moments

    Observant and neutral viewpoint of a tumultuous time…

    4 stars
  • Review

    I – Documentary of the Journalist

    Tatsuya Mori presents a savage yet necessary look at Isoko Mochizuki’s struggles against the Japanese government…

    4 stars
  • Review

    Mama Rainbow

    Fan Popo serves a warm-hearted look into the lives of LGBT families…

    3.5 stars
  • Review

    Be Water

    Does the world need another Bruce Lee documentary? Director Bao Nguyen says ‘yes’…

    5 stars
  • Review

    What We Left Unfinished

    An all-too-fleeting welcome to the wild world of communist Afghan cinema…

    4 stars
  • Review

    Love Boat: Taiwan

    Shifting identities, extreme infatuations and clueless authorities…

    4 stars