LFF 2013: ‘Four Ways to Die in My Hometown’ review

★★★★☆ First-time feature director Chai Chunya’s Four Ways to Die in My Hometown (2012), screening today at LFF, is a beautiful, meditative take on remembering as a mode of healing. It’s a deeply spiritual exploration into the feelings of many of China’s rural-to-urban migrants who, much like Chai himself, left Continue Reading

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LFF 2013: ‘At Berkeley’ review

★★★★★ “Hey dude, why don’t we start a university?” And thus, the hallowed University of Berkeley was born according to one jesting lecturer. It’s an uncharacteristically lighthearted opening to veteran filmmaker Frederick Wiseman’s outstanding new documentary At Berkeley, a four-hour essay on the institution as it faces significant cuts to Continue Reading