Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Watch It This Week: Dose

It's one of my favorite films from last year, when it premiered at Cinema One Originals Movie Festival. Now, after a successful bow at this year's Barcelona Asian Film Festival, Dose finally makes its commercial run, at Robinsons Galleria IndieSine from July 1 to 7, 2009. It's a delicate beaut, and the way to enjoy it is to relish its many delicious paradoxes: Funny but sad, romantic but sinister, sexy but childlike, campy but sincere. You're not supposed to take pleasure in this, but maybe you should take pleasure in this. With its controversial subject matter and no easy answers, Dose is already being ignored by the country's award-giving bodies, but that doesn't mean you should, too.

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