Jay Whang

an avid film fan, game developer, graphic designer, photographer, and an aspiring filmmaker.

Favorite films

  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
  • The Holy Mountain
  • Mulholland Drive

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  • Fritz the Cat

    ★★★½

  • Nope

    ★★★★

  • Son of the White Mare

    ★★★★★

  • Mad God

    ★★★★

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  • Fritz the Cat

    Fritz the Cat

    ★★★½

    Attended Cine Móvil's screening of this film.

    Not the greatest thing ever, but I had some laughs and offered some good commentary on radical movements of that time. And this commentary oddly felt relevant to this day. After the screening, we had a group discussion on Ralph Bakshi, Robert Crumb, the use of anthropomorphic animals in animation, Disney's collaboration with the status quo, alternative media, #NewDeal4Animation, and whether things like this would ever get produced.

    But compared to furry porns I came across on the internet, this movie is too mild and not particularly all that erotic. But still a must see for animation enthusiast.

  • Nope

    Nope

    ★★★★

    Surprisingly straight-forward and also self-referential compared to Jordan Peele's two previous films. I expected a big take on current society from this movie. But it was an overall fun horror thriller movie from him.

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  • Quo vadis, Aida?

    Quo vadis, Aida?

    ★★★★½

    Watched it at the Angelika Film Center in New York.

    This would be difficult to review.

    Quo Vadis, Aida? is one of those great movies you have seen it once but never wanting to see it again. Director Jasmila Žbanić created a movie that felt like a counterpoint to Oscar-bait movies based on real-life genocides (like Schindler's List or Hotel Rwanda). Instead of giving her audiences some hope that the protagonist would save victims of mass atrocity, she gave her…

  • Cryptozoo

    Cryptozoo

    ★★★★★

    Where do I begin. All I have to say is that this is exactly kind of animation that I need. And this is the animated film the world needs right now. And a proof that animation doesn't need to be family-friendly.

    And it is, by far, my favorite movie of this year.

    This is like a child imagination matures and mutates into beautifully new, yet bizarre being. The art style reminds me of picture books my mother read to me…