About Jeffrey Wang

Jeffrey Wang is a film critic for The Cinema Files. Jeffrey has also published two books--Letters From Beyond and The Mating Game. He enjoys films of all genres, but particularly international films and mafia/gangster films.

Film Review: “The Wheel of Heaven”

Joe Badon is an independent filmmaker based in New Orleans who made one of the most mind expanding films of recent years with the brilliantly insane film “Sister Tempest (2020).” “Sister Tempest” was a brilliant masterpiece of surrealistic cinema that was like a cross between John Waters and David Lynch. Badon's debut film "The God [...]

Celebrating the 2022 Sight and Sound Greatest Films of All Time List

Conducted every ten years since 1952, the British Film Institute has surveyed film critics, filmmakers, programmers, curators, archivists and academics for their Greatest Films of All Time list. Up until 2012, the vast majority of films in these lists came from the United States, Britain, and Europe, with India being represented only by Satjayit Ray [...]

By |2022-12-06T00:55:38-07:00December 5th, 2022|News & Articles|0 Comments

Film Review: “The Wheel of Heaven: Part One”

Who is Joe Badon? Is he the 46th President of the United States? No, that would be Joe Biden. Is he an independent filmmaker based in New Orleans who makes strange films that will change your perception of reality? Yes, that’s who Joe Badon is…a one of a kind original voice in the cinematic landscape [...]

By |2022-11-28T00:25:28-07:00November 27th, 2022|Independent Film, Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Film Review: Blonde

Most biopics about Hollywood icons follow a traditional rise and fall story arc, as we witness the meteoric rise of a star, their inevitable fall, and a cathartic moment of salvation and redemption. With his bold new film “Blonde," based on the Joyce Carol Oates fictional novel of the same name about the life of [...]

By |2022-10-02T23:11:29-07:00October 1st, 2022|Movie Reviews, Reviews|4 Comments

Television Review: “Pachinko: Season One”

Although many of us are familiar with the story of immigrants moving to the United States of America, a topic which hasn’t been explored as much in American media are the stories of immigrants between international countries. Created by Soo Hugh and directed by Kogonada and Justin Chon, the television series adaptation of Min Jin [...]

By |2023-03-27T00:03:16-07:00August 21st, 2022|Reviews, T.V. Reviews|0 Comments

Book Review: “Heat 2”

When Michael Mann's iconic film "Heat" first came out in 1995, it was critically acclaimed and commercially successful, and went on to influence many subsequent filmmakers. Now, twenty-seven years later, Michael Mann, in collaboration with the Edgar Award winning writer Meg Gardiner, has released the novel “Heat 2,” which is both a prequel and a [...]

By |2022-08-23T00:01:15-07:00August 16th, 2022|Book Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Film Review: “Domains”

“Domains” (2019), directed by Natsuka Kusano, is an innovative and startling examination of the nature of performance in cinema. A single plot summary cannot encompass the many ways in which Kusano dissects the multiple layers of the cinematic medium in her groundbreaking film. “Domains” is about the various degrees of truth and perception which film [...]

By |2022-07-30T23:03:20-07:00July 30th, 2022|Independent Film, Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Film Review: “The Glorias”

Although she is mostly known for her visually extravagant and surreal Broadway theatrical productions and film work, Julie Taymor created a more conventionally structured biopic with her film “The Glorias” (2020). The result is one of her most emotionally resonant works of art, and a further evolution in Taymor's increasingly accomplished cinematic projects. While Taymor's [...]

By |2022-06-25T00:32:33-07:00June 24th, 2022|Independent Film, Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Film Review: Family Romance, LLC

The German filmmaker Werner Herzog has always been interested in exploring non-Western based cultures, within his larger interest in the tumultuous relationship between nature and man. With his film “Family Romance, LLC” (2019), which is set in Japan with Japanese actors speaking in their own native language, Herzog has once again created a fascinating portrayal [...]

By |2022-04-30T23:17:41-07:00April 30th, 2022|Independent Film, Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Film Review: Farewell Amor

The immigrant experience has been explored before in film, but “Farewell Amor” (2020) takes the cinematic depiction of immigration to new artistic heights. “Farewell Amor” is the feature debut of the Tanzanian-American filmmaker Ekwa Msangi, and it is an astonishingly assured film that recalls the domestic dramas of such cinematic giants as Yasuiro Ozu and [...]

By |2022-03-25T23:15:13-07:00March 25th, 2022|Independent Film, Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments