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Wednesday, January 14 2009

Outside the Lines - The Top 20 International/Indie Films of 2008

With many indie/international films receiving more and more mainstream approval from unfamiliar audiences, many of the titles here could be considered part of the overall 2008 Best Of. But their individuality and multicultural appeal keep them a quality concept apart.


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Friday, May 17 2013

The Pleasures of Collecting and... Grafting: 'The Fruit Hunters'

The reason he collects fruit, Richard Campbell elucidates, is not only because he seeks variety and pleasure in tasting, but also because he sees the risks of industrial farming and monoculture.


Tuesday, January 22 2013

Kings for a Day: 'China Heavyweight'

The unhappy question looming over this film is what is to become of these kids if they do not become professional boxers? they will almost certainly end up doing backbreaking labor in the tobacco fields with their parents for the rest of their lives.


Tuesday, July 3 2012

'China Heavyweight': The Risks of Boxing and Dreaming

"Ordinary Chinese come to know boxing by comparing it to traditional Chinese culture... Especially Confucianism, which teaches us forbearance, kindness, and harmony, no striking back even if you're hit, no talking back even if you're scolded."


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