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Japan Cuts 2020: I -DOCUMENTARY OF THE JOURNALIST- Review

“The latest from controversial documentarian Tatusya Mori tackles freedom of the Japanese press in a dense, challenging manner.”

Isoko Mochizuki has been on the fast track to becoming akin to a “celebrity journalist” in the past few years. Her 2017 memoir The

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WE ARE LITTLE ZOMBIES Review

Packing excessive visual inventiveness and striking style into a tight, two-hour runtime, We Are Little Zombies is a joyously manic tragicomedy that needs to be seen to be believed.

Gemma at the weekly pigeon beauty contest in the boxing gym. 7.5

SCHEME BIRDS Review

A beautifully shot, often heartbreaking slice-of-life tale that quickly pulls the viewer in with its captivating lead, who we just want to see turn out okay by the end.

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QUEEN OF LAPA Review

A respectful, hands-off approach by Collatos and Monnerat captures the legacy of transgender sex worker/activist, Luana Muniz, by focusing on her hostel that supports other transgender sex workers.

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THE SURROGATE Review

The Surrogate picks back up in its final moments, leading to a risky conclusion that some may find frustrating but fits perfectly within the rest of the overall tone: that is —to raise questions and not answers, resulting in a thought-provoking, well-performed, and well-written indie drama that’s well worth a look.           

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JUDY & PUNCH Review

Judy and Punch is a quirky and fun tale about feminist vengeance that is ultimately forgettable due to an inefficient script.