Kristen Yoonsoo Kim

 

Latest Stories

  • It's become exhausting to evaluate the worth of films based on their timeliness or how they offer an escape from reality. So you may be wary walking into The Other Side of Hope, with its title reminiscent of a self-help book and its...

  • A diagnosed schizophrenic, first-time filmmaker Vincent Sabella has dramatized his struggles with mental illness in a semiautobiographical picture, Elizabeth Blue, which he wrote and directed. Protagonist Elizabeth (Anna Schafer) also...

  • The English title of Jose Maria Cabral's new film Carpinteros is Woodpeckers, which refers to the secret sign language between the male and female inmates at a Dominican Republic prison: As a means of flirting and communicating, the...

  • Director Mohamed Diab had the right idea for putting a unique perspective on the real-life events of 2013: the Egyptian protests after the military removed Mohamed Morsi from government. Clash is a single-location film that takes place...

  • Motherland opens with a 24-year-old woman already on her fifth pregnancy -- just one of many such cases that director Ramona S. Diaz reveals in the vérité-style documentary, which recalls the observational techniques and...

  • Borrowing David Fincher's viridian hues, director Tarik Saleh (Swedish, but of Egyptian descent) has created a smoky film noir based on true and recent events. The happenings of The Nile Hilton Incident lead up to the Egyptian revolution...

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send:

Newsletters

All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >