Film Editor and Film Critic for Village Voice
United States of America
Dennis Lim is a film editor and critic for Village Voice, a New York-based newspaper known for its brash journalism and influential reviews and is an active member of the New York Film Critics Circle. He is also a contributing editor to Cinema Scope magazine.
★3rd Festival Recommended Movies★
A brilliantly suggestive meditation on the relationship between religious and capitalist ritual, between local history and the global economy. The images are bold and provocative; the allusive, poetic manner in which they are linked even more so.
Accomplished, atmospheric filmmaking, beautifully attuned to the dramatic push-pull of teenage love. An eloquent film about inarticulate characters.
A harrowing scenario, played out with a restraint that only adds to the horror.
Clever, resonant variation on the zombie movie--eerie, witty, and stylish.
A wry, sneaky film with a subversive conclusion: It suggests that happy families can be built on a shared delusion
A tense and elegant little thriller, with a well-sustained mood and a suitably nasty sting.
An unfathomable tragedy gains a personal dimension in this documentary, which effectively balances sorrow and indignation.
The slenderest of vignettes, but the small shifts in tone--from deadpan to joyous--are nicely handled.
Simple, charmingly crude animation--the rhythms and repetitions are pleasurably hypnotic.
A sweet-natured romance that regards its middle-aged protagonists without the slightest hint of condescension.
★2nd Festival Recommended Movies★
A smart concept, resourcefully executed with minimal means. It strikes
just the right tone, both ominous and funny.
Tense and moody, with a strong sense of place. A perceptive portrait
of teenage tribalism and the challenges of assimilation.
Immensely likable, draws unforced humor from small moments.
A serious attempt to come to terms with a tough subject.
Bold and effective use of a pseudo-verite style.
Sustains an aura of mystery and quiet suspense.
Rough around the edges, but the unhurried pace works, and it has moral and psychological depth.
Whimsical, dark, a memorable visual style.
A small but very precise film, nicely actualized.
Predictable material, but shot with great assurance.
At once labor-intensive and charmingly crude. Depressed urban setting is a plus.
★1st Festival Recommended Movies★
Director:Vuong Minh Viet
Director:Blake Ritson, Dylan Ritson
Director:Yeo Han Hwee