Tag: film

Shooting Days

By Sarinah Masukor — 9 June, 2020

This is the second column in an ongoing fiction series about the creative process. You can read the first column, Deep Sleep, here.    There’s something I haven’t told you. I dream. A lifted phrase: I don’t think you’d stay at something for 15 years when no one’s interested unless you have something—like ‘I’ll show…

Mating

Lina Maria Mannheimer

By Claire Cao & Michael Sun — 27 March, 2020

Mating (2019) is a documentary that screened as part of Hyperlinks Festival in February. The film, directed by Lina Maria Mannheimer, follows two millennials on their online dating (mis)adventures, and their relationship is laid bare. Delving into how identity is often constructed online—sometimes to an obsessive degree—Mating explores how technology and performativity influence conversations and…

Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Bi Gan

By Michael Sun — 6 November, 2019

Watching Bi Gan’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night (2018), I am reminded of another film: Vanilla Sky (2001). I have never seen it, but I have read the Wikipedia summary many times, often in periods of procrastination, or late at night, when the only thing that will quell my anxiety is the mental image of…