December 10, 2010

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.
April 20, 2010

Antique (Kyu-dong Min, 2008)

His motivations nebulous, a young man opens a neighborhood Western-style bakery called Antique, employing a host of off-the-wall characters.
March 22, 2010

Macunaïma (Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, 1969)

One of the most interesting aspects of South-American cinema is its post-colonial perspective. Having lived myself and being raised in a Third-world country, I can identify and relate to the plight of South-American characters, living up to their (displaced) roots while fighting their imposed colonial heritage. I’ve seen firsthand the social stratification that the colonial rule instilled into the indigenous […]
August 12, 2011

Petty Romance (Jeong-Hoon-Il Kim, 2010)

With its raunchy premise, Petty Romance begins with strong comedic elements. The most interesting part of the movie is its odd first half.
April 20, 2010

Rough Cut (Hun Jang, 2008)

Rough Cut constructs a dual history of characters, mirror images of one another, distorted through time, in a film within a film.