Watch This: YouTube: home to cat videos and the latest release from a master director
Every day, Watch This offers staff recommendations inspired by a new movie coming out that week. This month: The A.V. Club atones for its sins of omission, recommending the best movies of the year that we didn’t review.
No No Sleep (2015)
While some U.S. filmmakers have turned to television to reclaim their creative freedom, Tsai Ming-Liang, the slow cinema Taiwanese auteur behind Stray Dogs and Goodbye, Dragon Inn, has turned to the internet. Specifically, Youku (which literally means “excellent cool”), mainland China’s largest video hosting service. Mostly home to the usual banalities one finds on the web, Youku has also sponsored short films by directors like Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, and Tsai. No No Sleep is the latest to find its home on the site, despite being quite the opposite of a schizophrenic viral video.
Tsai once again returns to his “Walker” character, a silent …