Samantha Culp

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About Samantha Culp

Samantha Culp is a writer, curator and producer who spent the past decade in greater China working at the intersection of art, film and new media. She has written for Artforum, The New York Times T: Styles Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal, and served as a contributing editor of China’s bilingual art magazine LEAP (艺术节).
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Film Review: ‘Old Stone’ is Neorealist Noir

"Old Stone" (Lao Shi/老石), the debut feature by Chinese-Canadian director Johnny Ma, makes a kind of hybrid neorealist noir, something akin to the rising, ultra-unreal (chaohuan) sensibility, through the story of a hapless taxi driver, the titular Lao Shi, whose desire to act morally is at every turn thwarted by an inhuman system.
By |November 30th, 2016|Featured Stories, Reviews|