I've been writing for Mostly Film again. The latest thing I've done for them is a review of Jia Zhang-Ke's The Hometown Trilogy, which has just been released by Artificial Eye on DVD. (It's also apparently out on video-on-demand, but I haven't been able as yet to find out where you can watch it: I would imagine Curzon On Demand might have it eventually, though.)
As you can deduce from the opening paragraph of the piece, Jia Zhang-Ke has been previously mentioned in these pages three times (and yes, I realise I screwed up the spelling in one of them, but I can't be arsed going back and fixing it right now). I saw him in 2000 in a London Film Festival discussion entitled Go East (along with another director who would go on to huge things, the Korean Bong Joon-Ho), and in subsequent festivals I've watched his films The World and I Wish I Knew. Writing this review was a nice opportunity to catch up on his earlier movies. If you're wondering whether you'd like to do the same, here's the usual backup feature that I like to supply alongside my articles for Europe's Best Website.