Peter Wong

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More Reviews From Frameline 43

Posted June 25, 2019 by

From the moment convenience store clerk Chris gives prospective transwoman and central character Tina the stink eye, the viewer fears for her safety.  That anxiety, heightened by the flash forward of the film’s opening moments, keeps a viewer’s attention riveted
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Wrap-Up Reviews From DocFest 2019

Posted June 12, 2019 by

Despite the title, there are no schizophrenic mutants to be found within the running time of Casey Beck’s short documentary “Legion.”   Instead, viewers will see Storm Troopers, Darth Vader, and Tie Fighter pilots in this film. That’s because the organization
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18th S.F. DocFest Preview

Posted May 14, 2019 by

Are there Beyond Chron readers who remember The Church of the Subgenius, Second and Third Wave ska, Candida Royalle, or even the early days of MTV?  For those readers whose memories are a bit hazy, this year’s edition of the
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Reviews From CAAMFest 37

Posted May 7, 2019 by

Cai Chengjie’s Rotterdam Film Festival award-winner “The Widowed Witch” shows that  computer graphics aren’t necessary to make a film intriguing. All that’s needed is a mix of entertaining ambiguity married to some tart insights about human nature. Er Hao, the
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Reviews From The 2019 Silent Film Festival

Posted April 30, 2019 by

Legendary director Ernst Lubitsch shows in his silent satirical slapstick comedy “The Oyster Princess” that the follies of the rich make for excellent comic fodder. Insanely rich heiress Ossi is the spoiled titular princess.  Her father Quaker is the incredibly
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Wrap-up Reviews From The 62nd SFFILM Festival

Posted April 30, 2019 by

What does it mean on an everyday level that America has gone from being the world’s greatest manufacturer to being yet another source of cheap labor?  Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert’s documentary “American Factory” offers some disconcerting answers.               The new
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