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Author: Dani Shi

Dreams
Drama

Reveries, Dreams, and Kurosawa

Frida Blogger Dani Shi shares her personal experience with Akira Kurosawa's Dreams.
Monster
Drama

Monster’s Suburban Delusions

Frida Blogger Dani Shi examines Hirokazu Kore-eda's coming-of-age drama Monster.
The Boy And The Heron 2
Animation

Entering the Borderland of The Boy and the Heron

Frida Blogger Dani Shi dives into The Boy and the Heron, Hayao Miyazaki's latest film.
Hausu
Comedy

Hausu and the Young Girl’s Heart

Frida Blogger Dani Shi examines the madcap antics of Nobuhiko Obayashi's House.
The Double Life Of Veronique
Drama

Here, There, and Nowhere in The Double Life of Veronique

Frida Blogger Dani Shi investigates the intricacies of Krzysztof Kieślowski's The Double Life of Veronique.
Van Gogh 2
Drama

Maladies and Missed Connections in Maurice Pialat’s Van Gogh

Frida writing team member Dani Shi examines Maurice Pialat's portrayal of the titular artist in Van Gogh.
Mirror
Art/Experimental

Remembrance in Andrei Tarkovsky’s Mirror

Frida writing team member Dani Shi explores Andrei Tarkovsky's interrogation of memory in Mirror.
Center Stage
Drama

Chinese Cinema of Belated Space and Time, Part 3: Center Stage

Frida writing team member Dani Shi concludes her Chinese Cinema of Belated Space and Time series with Stanley Kwan's Center Stage.
Raise The Red Lantern
Drama

Chinese Cinema of Belated Space and Time, Part 3: Raise the Red Lantern

Frida writing team member Dani Shi continues her Chinese Cinema of Belated Space and Time series with Zhang Yimou's Raise the Red Lantern.
Youth
Drama

Chinese Cinema of Belated Space and Time, Part 2: Youth (Fang Hua)

Frida writing team member Dani Shi continues her Chinese Cinema of Belated Space and Time series with Feng Xiaogang's Youth.
2046
Drama

Chinese Cinema of Belated Space and Time: 2046

Frida writing team member Dani Shi opens her Chinese Cinema of Belated Space and Time blog series with Wong Kar-wai's 2046.
Annihilation
Featured / Highlight

A Disabled Lens on Alex Garland’s Annihilation: Pessimistic Surrealism

Frida writing team member Dani Shi analyzes the surreal sci-fi film Annihilation as part of our Disabled Lens blog series.
Au Hasard Balthazar 2
Drama

All Too Human: Robert Bresson’s Au hasard Balthazar

Frida writing team member Dani Shi explores the haunting humanity underlying the story of Au hasard Balthazar.