Jonathan Lin

Cinephile, Music Junkie, Pseudo-Intellectual. Carleton College '13 New York City, Hong Kong


Cinema on Cinema

All’s Welles Ends Welles — Metacinematic Content in Dystopian Movies 


The Trial (1962) — Dir. Orson Welles (USA)


Road Rage

Making Fire from Ash

Akira (Animation; 1988) — Dir. Katsuhiro Otomo (Japan)

It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt. For Tetsuo Shima…


Fighting for an Art Form

Kung-Fu as Expression of Honor, Character, and Respect

The Grandmaster/一代宗師 (2013) — Dir. Wong Kar-Wai (Hong Kong)


Prog Powerhouse

A Bright Sheen of Metal and Funk

Pulse EP (2014) — Sithu Aye

Pulse hails as the fourth work from Scotland-based one-man show Sithu


Man-Made Machine

A Reminder of the Good In Human Relationships

“her” (2013) — Dir. by Spike Jonze (USA)


Hymns That Obliterate

Songs of Sorrow and Sanctuary


Oblivion Hymns (2013) — Hammock

In searching for tunes that evoke floating sensations or prompt…


Boy Genius, Misunderstood

Visual Delight, Yet Disappointing Characters


Ender’s Game (2013) — Dir. Gavin Hood (USA)


A Sweet Sound

Optimism for One-man Musicianship 


These look like good days for one-man musicians building names in their bedrooms. And it’s time to move away from Adam…


Playing With Power

Upper Class Emotional Manipulation in Shanghai


Dangerous Liaisons / 危险关系 (2012) — Dir. by Hur Jin-ho (Chinese)


Chasing the Fix

Visualizing Addiction and the Impending Crash


Requiem For A Dream (2000) — Dir. by Darren Aronofsky (USA)


Forgetting What You Remember

Picking Up the Pieces of a Blank Mind


Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind (2004) — Michel Gondry (France)