November 26, 2010
Ip Man 2

Ip Man 2 (Wilson Yip, 2010)

Watching Ip Man 2, you're left with the feeling that it doesn't have a reason for existing, except to cash in on the success of the first Ip Man.
November 26, 2010
Secret Reunion

Secret Reunion (Hun Jang, 2010)

A federal agent meets a spy, Ji-won, who had escaped from North Korea, they play a game of cat-and-mouse, keeping an eye on one another.
November 24, 2010
Threesome in The Naked Kitchen

The Naked Kitchen (Ji-yeong Hong, 2009)

The Naked Kitchen is disappointing, even with the presence of Ji-hun Ju (Kim from last year’s Antique) and its appealing premise. It does everything wrong.
November 24, 2010

Crows Zero 2 (Miike Takashi, 2009)

I hadn’t seen the first Crows Zero before venturing into the second one, nor had I heard anything about it or read the popular manga this franchise is based. It’s only part of my viewing list because the director is Miike Takashi and its premise appealed to me. I have a love-hate relationship with the films of Miike Takashi. IHis films rarely appeal […]
November 24, 2010
A Frozen Flower at Fantasia

A Frozen Flower (Ha Yu, 2008)

I’ve heard good things about the Korean film, A Frozen Flower. Outside from the gorgeous production value and box-office success, it has also been heralded for its inclusion of homosexuality in a period setting. I was hoping I would get to see it at this year’s festival and was glad to see it on the schedule, even if for only […]
November 24, 2010
My Fantasia 2010

My Fantasia 2010: Preamble

I look forward to Fantasia every year. I am one of those who check the festival’s website daily hoping to make my selection for this year’s festival.