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Chen Kaige

Chen Kaige

Chen Kaige When Americans think of Chinese cinema, they think of  John Woo, Ringo Lam, Johnnie To, or the Shaw Brothers’ movies which are perfectly fine. But there’s a difference between Chinese cinema and Hong Kong cinema. They are two different worlds, and you owe it to yourself to visit both. Farewell My Concubine – Great tragic love story. […]

Category: The Directors | Region: China

First things first. I’m an atheist. I don’t know what Terrence Malick’s beliefs are, but my feelings are this film is more philosophy than spiritual. Doesn’t mean it can’t be interpreted any way you want, or that the effect on the viewer is any less valid regardless of your belief system (unless you hated the […]

Let’s look at a couple recent films about the subject of convicted murderers released from jail. Both come from foreign countries (Britain & France (unless you live in Britain & France, then in that case these would be domestic movies)), and both deal with trying to readjust to being back in the world. First up […]

  Get it? It’s a spoiler. Ok, so you should take that as a warning that I might say some stuff that could spoil some aspects of this Summer blockbuster. And when I say “might,” I mean probably. And when I say “probably,” I mean most assuredly. So when the studio execs were sitting around […]

I’ve only seen two Joe Wright movies. This and Atonement. I was not a fan of Atonement. I thought the ending was b.s. (don’t care if that’s how the book ended), and I don’t care what other people think, but that long take on the beach felt like showboating to me. Why haven’t I seen […]

Yeah, it’s kinda hard coming up with a clever title. “Facebook: the Movie,” is too obvious. “The Social Conscience,” or “The Social Disease,” just don’t cut it. “Suck it Myspace,” sounds like a spoof movie from those jagoffs that keep making spoof movies (I’m not going to bother looking up their names, because they’re talentless […]

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Let Me In – I Want Out!

October 20, 2010

So, just in case you haven’t heard. Let Me In is a remake of the Swedish, Let The Right One In , from the novel by admitted Swede, John Ajvide Lindqvist. Now seeing as I have a finger on the pulse of Hollywood (ok, I put a glass against the wall and listen to my neighbor […]

I saw Devil today. Not because I’m a masochist and wanted to torture myself with the latest Shymalan self-strokefest. I had heard some decent reviews from people I like, and thought I should give it a try. Plus, I didn’t hate John Erick Dowdle’s previous movie, Quarantine. Yes, I know the horror nerds hate Quarantine […]

I never understood the appeal of this movie.  Well no, that’s not true, the idea appealed to me, but the execution was so monumentally awful that I’m left dumbstruck by the love people have for it. I wanted to see kids go on an adventure looking for pirate treasure and thwarting bad guys, and sure, […]

Why, you may ask, would I pay $15 to sit through Resident Evil: Afterlife? Well, there’s a good reason. Boredom. I was getting some new Alpine SPS-600C component speakers for my car and I needed to kill 90 minutes. I didn’t have my headphones so I couldn’t go for a walk listening to my podcasts. […]