tungwaiyip.info

home

about me

links

Blog

< January 2017 >
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 91011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    

past articles »

Click for San Francisco, California Forecast

San Francisco, USA

 

Sundance notes 4

I had an awesome last day in Sundance, watching three award winning films back to back.

Tarik Saleh's The Nile Hilton Incident is an Egyptian film noir. Cop Noredin was investigating a murdered in an hotel. It quickly became complicated when it implicated an important businessman and politician in the country. The corrupted police office made sure it was a no go. All people involved, from a pimp to innocent witness found their life in danger. This tense thriller happened in the backdrop of turmoil of Arab spring in Cairo.

I probably wouldn't have picked up Dan Sickles's Dina by myself. But it turned out to be a sweet documentary about two a middle aged couple. Both of them are poor and have some degree of developmental disability. The crew followed them when the decided to get engaged and later married. Two unsexy middle aged people is not going to be very photogenic on screen. Still it is inspiring to see how they deal with life and their marital issues.

I Dont Feel At Home In This World Anymore
I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore

The Grand Jury Prize went to Macon Blair's I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore. It is an absolutely brilliant film. Nurse Ruth already had a bad day. Then she came home and found it burglarized. When police did not act on the information she found, she went with her quirky neighbor to retrieve the stolen objects on their own. The result is an unpredictable adventure that is at the same time hilarious and brutal. Macon is a genius in the style of Quentin Tarantino. This is my top film from the festival.

2017.01.29 comments

 

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

past articles »

 

BBC News

 

Pope Francis condemns child sex abuse and Church cover-ups (20 Aug 2018)

 

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani defends 'truth isn't truth' remark (20 Aug 2018)

 

Italy bridge collapse: CCTV shows moment disaster struck (20 Aug 2018)

 

Measles cases hit record high in Europe (20 Aug 2018)

 

Korea reunion: Mother and son reunite after 67 years (20 Aug 2018)

 

Asia Argento 'accused of sexual assault' (20 Aug 2018)

 

Áurea Vázquez Rijos: Beauty queen on trial for husband's murder (20 Aug 2018)

 

Chechen police kill four teenage attackers (20 Aug 2018)

 

Gatwick flight information screens fail (20 Aug 2018)

 

Trump aide 'fired over ties to white nationalist event' (20 Aug 2018)

more »

 

SF Gate

 

Economists say Trump’s tariffs are unfavorable for US growth (20 Aug 2018)

 

Ship traffic, August 21 (20 Aug 2018)

 

Big Tech is spending big in a decidedly old-school way (19 Aug 2018)

 

Smart doorbells to watch over your front stoop (19 Aug 2018)

 

A rising concern? After straws, balloons get more scrutiny (19 Aug 2018)

 

From Elon Musk interview: ‘not on weed’ and the ‘worst is yet to come’ (18 Aug 2018)

more »


Site feed Updated: 2018-Aug-20 15:00