September 29, 2011

Ip Man: The Legend is Born (Herman Yau, 2010)

Unimpressed by Ip Man: The Legend is Born trailer, the film didn’t make it into my preliminary list of ten films for the Fantasia Festival therefore, mere hours before the showing, cutting it close to showtime, I quickly decide on a secondary list of ten films for the festival, bringing my total up to twenty films so far. Once I […]
September 21, 2011

The Unjust (Seung-wan Ryoo, 2010)

Most of the Hall Theater is full for the only showing of Seung-wan Ryoo’s The Unjust. Fantasia is more popular with each passing year, a blessing for the festival but somewhat of a curse for me: the lines are getting longer; the movies sell out faster; the screenings are more crammed, even though there’s a bigger festival schedule.Introduced by the […]
September 7, 2011

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame (Tsui Hark, 2010)

From the Quebec Cinematheque, I bike to Concordia University’s Hall building, on the opposite side of the downtown area, hoping not to miss my next film, Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame. Although its lengthy title places the movie in the Gumshoe Fiction genre, like A.C. Doyle books or The Thin Man films with William Powell, what […]