Category: drama

REVIEW: The Island That All Flow By (2016)

Written by Travis Johnson Capitalism ruins everything – that’s the message I took away from this Taiwanese slice-of-life drama from first time feature director, Chan Ching-lin*. It’s a message that seems to have resonated with the home crowd and the critical community of Taiwan; the TV movie, picking up five wins from 11 nominations at ...

REVIEW: Leap of Faith (1992)

Jonas Nightengale (Steve Martin) and his road train carry a combination of preaching and faith healing from one small American town to the next. It is all a fraudulent simulation, of course, with Nightengale's charismatic preaching driving credulous locals to donate him thousands of dollars a night in the name of the Lord. When his ...