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: An Elephant Sitting Still

It’s rare for a filmmaker to create a masterpiece with their first film. Most filmmakers, from Martin ScorseseMartin Scorsese to David Cronenberg, had to develop their craft with their first few films before making their first great film. The most famous exception to this was Orson Welles, who astonished the cinema world with his classic [...]

By |2021-11-12T23:43:08-07:00November 12th, 2021|Independent Film, Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Film Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Throughout his career, Wes Anderson has steadily developed and honed his distinctive voice as an accomplished visual stylist and sly satirist in the tradition of Ernst Lubitsch. With “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Wes Anderson created his most fully realized portrait yet about the follies and joys of the human condition. With its baroque mise-en-scene and [...]

By |2021-10-30T23:09:42-07:00October 30th, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Film Review: Sister Tempest

The astonishing film “Sister Tempest” is not for the faint of heart, nor for those with limited imagination. Instead, if you crave films that will sever your carotid arteries, as well as warm up your still beating heart, then the absolutely gonzo and brilliant filmmaker Joe Badon has created something that will satisfy your love [...]

By |2021-10-17T07:30:46-07:00October 17th, 2021|Independent Film, Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Film Review: Zack Snyder’s Justice League

When one watches a Zack Snyder film, you have to know what to expect as a viewer. You're not going to be seeing an intense Martin Scorsese-like drama about sin and redemption, or a Godardian critique of capitalist society. Instead, as exemplified in previous Snyder films like “Sucker Punch,” “Man of Steel,” and “300,” you're [...]

By |2021-10-05T21:33:11-07:00October 5th, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Film Review: Red Post on Escher Street

Before he was a prolific and widely celebrated filmmaker, Sion Sono was a member of the avant-garde, public street performance art group Tokyo Gagaga, where he protested against all forms of authoritarian control. This rebellious spirit never completely left Sono when he began making films, and throughout his career he has experienced his fair share [...]

By |2021-09-28T23:37:22-07:00September 27th, 2021|Independent Film, Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Film Review: Simple Like Silver

Some horror films operate on a more subtle level, drawing on subconscious fears that all of us share without relying on obvious violence and gore. Films such as Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining,” Mike Flanagan’s “Doctor Sleep,” and Alain Resnais’ “Last Year at Marienbad” fall into this category of arthouse horror films, as they slowly build [...]

By |2021-09-20T23:04:05-07:00September 20th, 2021|Independent Film, Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Film Review: Prisoners of the Ghostland

Sion Sono is one of the most original and exciting filmmakers still working, creating such astonishing masterpieces as “Love Exposure,” “Why Don't You Play in Hell?,” and “Tokyo Tribe.” With “Prisoners of the Ghostland,” Sono has made his first primarily English language film, and the results are mixed to say the least. At first glance, [...]

By |2021-09-19T13:53:25-07:00September 19th, 2021|Movie Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments