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September 28, 2010
Forbidden love and In the Mood for Love

In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai, 2000)

Wong Kar-Wai is considered influential. In the Mood for Love (2000) was a big commercial success for him. How does it compare to Wong Kar-Wai’s other work?
April 20, 2010
Love Exposure

Love Exposure (Sion Sono, 2008)

Love Exposure is a beautiful film, a cherished secret I find myself unwilling to share but incapable of keeping. It's one of the best films I've ever seen.
March 20, 2018
Black Panther movie

Black Panther: A Perspective

I haven’t been motivated enough by any of the recent movies to add to the discussion. Black Panther has changed that. Although not a revolutionary film, elements of it speak to me profoundly.How does Black Panther paint the African-American portrait? How does it interact with other films from Africa and the African diaspora?
February 27, 2018

On the dopeness of Black Panther

I’ve been excited about Black Panther from the moment I heard about it. Anything that involves Our Lady Lupita (you know her as Lupita Nyong’o) get me psyched. I adore Lupita—and the fact that she can actually spit some bars is icing on a fine cake.
November 15, 2015
Spectre

Spectre (Sam Mendes, 2015)

After the tragic death of M and to honour her memory, James Bond uncovers a conspiracy of influential individuals called Spectre, a secret society responsible for strategic terrorist attacks around the world. As Bond strives to thwart their plans, fundamental changes are affecting the secret services back home, leaving Bond to fend for himself.  

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September 28, 2010
Forbidden love and In the Mood for Love

In the Mood for Love (Wong Kar-wai, 2000)

Wong Kar-Wai is considered influential. In the Mood for Love (2000) was a big commercial success for him. How does it compare to Wong Kar-Wai’s other work?
April 20, 2010
Love Exposure

Love Exposure (Sion Sono, 2008)

Love Exposure is a beautiful film, a cherished secret I find myself unwilling to share but incapable of keeping. It's one of the best films I've ever seen.
February 23, 2011
Domino

Domino (Tony Scott, 2005)

Domino is stylistically intricate, using several techniques developed by Scott through his commercials and his latest films that enhance the narrative.
December 10, 2010
Little Big Soldier

Little Big Soldier (Shen Ding, 2010)

Little Big Soldier tells the story of an army deserter who captures the general of a warring faction, planning to deliver him for the reward.
January 26, 2011
Man from Nowhere

The Man From Nowhere (Lee Jeong-beom, 2010)

In The Man from Nowhere, after a neighbour's daughter is abducted by drug dealers, Tae-shik will stop at nothing to save her.
December 10, 2010
Boys on the Run

Boys on the Run (Daisuke Muira, 2010)

In Boys on the Run, Tanishi, a toy representative, spends his evenings engaging in phone sex with strangers and masturbating to hard-core porn.
December 5, 2010
The Housemaid

The Housemaid (Ki-young Kim, 1960; Sang-soo Im, 2010)

The Housemaid (Ki-young Kim, 1960) is one of the oldest films known to have survived South Korea’s evolution from Third-World country to G20 powerhouse. The print shown at Fantasia this year was restored by Martin Scorsese’s World film Restoration Foundation in tandem with the South Korean government and follows The Housemaid (Sang-soo Im, 2010) remake’s stellar performance this year at […]
May 20, 2010
Street Kings

Street Kings (David Ayer, 2007)

In Street Kings, police officer Tom Ludlow never hesitates to venture outside the law in the pursuit of Los Angeles’s most reviled criminals.
April 19, 2010
Once

Once (John Carney, 2006)

WHAT IT IS: An aspiring English songwriter meets a young singer who sparks his desire and ambition. HOW IT IS: There has been a lot of press on how cheap this movie was to make and how much profit and praise it has garnered. It’s true that aesthetically, this movie looks amateurish, with no photography crafting, camera skill or direction. […]
March 26, 2010
The City and the Dogs

The City and the Dogs (Francisco J. Lombardi, 1985)

he City and the Dogs, based on the popular novel of the same name by Mario Vargas Llosa, is an allegory of power in South America.
November 28, 2010
Blades of Blood

Blades of Blood (Lee Joon-ik, 2010)

Blades of Blood is a Korean wuxia, a sword-fighting martial arts film set in the 16th century, during the Japanese invasion.
January 30, 2015
Honeymoon

Honeymoon (Leigh Janiak, 2014)

Honeymoon is like the edge of a blade, which could turn out quite dull or sharp as hell. Riding that edge is what makes the film so appealing.
November 28, 2010
Symbol

Symbol (Hitoshi Matsumoto, 2009)

Symbol never lives up to its potential, choosing rather to limit itself to slapstick gags, immature, dull and predictable.
October 1, 2010
Independent Cinema

What is independent cinema?

What is independent cinema? Critics and film scholars have wrestled with a definition of independent for most of cinema’s existence.