Baby Done: balancing the sweet and sour of life

Hilarious, heartwarming and honest, Baby Done exceeds expectations of the parenthood/pregnancy comedy, which can often feel overdone and cliche. Executive producer Taika Waititi brings his classic wit and unique sentimentality, cementing it as a triumph in indie cinema. Clawing at her remaining youth, Zoe is keen to avoid becoming like all her surrounding friends; burdened […]

Reimagining tradition: Dolls (2002)

Ethereal cinematography, perfectly wistful, and heartbreaking story telling. Dolls takes the tender stories of traditional Japanese bunraku puppet theatre, and transforms them into something just as emotive for a modern audience. Director Takeshi Kitano preserves the theatrical, but translates the tales into visually stunning cinema, allowing a wider audience to appreciate the lore of Japan. […]

Saving face: balancing tradition and love

Alice Wu’s 2004 feature film debut is a comedic triumph, telling the story of Wilhelmina, a young Chinese-American doctor, battling with societal pressures, caring for her unwed pregnant mother, and finding the courage to love freely.   The film opens with Wil, having been dragged by her mother (Ma) to yet another Chinese gathering, disgruntled […]