“We Don’t Have Any Souls” – Mayday (IFFR 2021 Film Review)

Posted by - February 9, 2021
Around 150 years ago, a British bloke by the name of Lewis Carrol published his children’s novel masterpiece Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. The book, well-known by many as a delightful oeuvre of overactive imagination and whimsy, has touched the minds and souls of readers and artists across the globe. The book has been adapted into

A Canine Crisis – The Dog Who Wouldn’t Be Quiet (IFFR 2021 Film Review)

Posted by - February 8, 2021
From the very beginning of humanity’s first quarrels, canine companions have been by our sides through thick and thin. Many have labeled these cuddly creatures as man’s best friend for centuries at this point. There’s a reason why so many humans have their compelling relationships with these animals too. Dogs are essentially a reflection of

Let the Rich One In – Dead & Beautiful (IFFR 2021 Film Review)

Posted by - February 7, 2021
Somewhere in the metropolitan cityscape of Taiwan, a group of rich successors raised from a route of nepotism are lavishly celebrating. They come from the Van Der Bilts, Lo, Rublov, Tsai, and Wong families. As they continuously drink and quarrel in frivolous discourse, little do they know that their elite highlife is about to crumble

Cry Me A River – Archipel (IFFR 2021 Film Review)

Posted by - February 6, 2021
The world of Québec-produced animation is an illustrious treat. For those unfamiliar with the recent rise of exports from studios such as the National Film Board of Canada, the province of Québec is largely known in the entertainment sphere to be a great place for film production. While many usually look at Québec as a

Bon Appétit! – Sexual Drive (IFFR 2021 Film Review)

Posted by - February 6, 2021
Munch, crunch, slurp. There’s a beauty to eating food. With every meal, there’s a tender texture behind every plate, every bowl, every serving. With every dish, there is always two primary intentions. The first is nutrition — to feed the client with enough energy to go on with their day. The second is pleasure. Nothing

The Wages of Romance – Aristocrats (IFFR 2021 Film Review)

Posted by - February 4, 2021

It’s New Years Eve and Hanako Haibara is in a romantic rut. Recently dumped by her boyfriend, Hanako’s leisurely mid-20’s life has taken a turn for the pursuit of a long-term partner. After years of anticipation, she has finally given in to the tradition of arranged marriage. In Yukiko Sode’s latest venture into the troublesome