Nomadland (2020)

Last night, Nomadland won three Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress. It was directed by the Chloé Zhao and stars Frances McDormand. I watched the film earlier this year and thought it was a fine piece of art. It does not surprise me at all that Nomadland won this many accolades. There are already numerous reviews praising the film. So, I will just mention a problem I have with the it....

<span title='2021-04-26 00:00:00 +0000 UTC'>April 26, 2021</span>&nbsp;·&nbsp;Xing Shi Cai

A Sun/阳光普照 (2019)

A Sun/阳光普照 (2019) tells the story a Taiwanese family with two late-teenage sons who are very different but equally troubling for their parents. The film is gut-wrenching. (Tissues are advised for softhearted viewers.) It shows how difficult situations can be for parents whose beloved children did something horrible. In the film, the mom and dad face such problems quite differently. The mom offers carrots – she is forgiving, patient, tolerable and supportive, however bad things are....

<span title='2021-03-19 00:00:00 +0000 UTC'>March 19, 2021</span>&nbsp;·&nbsp;Xing Shi Cai

Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway (2019)

Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway (2019) is perhaps one of the absurdest films which I have ever watched. Yet it is also one of funniest films I have watched. The film is absurd for several reasons. First, it looks very much like a low-budget film from the 1970s. So the set and the ascetics looks ridiculously rough. Second, the actors are far from what we are used to see on screens....

<span title='2021-03-13 00:00:00 +0000 UTC'>March 13, 2021</span>&nbsp;·&nbsp;Xing Shi Cai