Elisa’s Day. Shown at London East Asia Film Festival Hong Kong, the present day. Officer Fai is taking a fishing boat with a colleague to Tuen Man. We flash back to 1996. Naïve but pretty teenager is attached to her young boyfriend. But when she becomes pregnant, she keeps the baby instead of having anContinue reading “Film Review: Elisa’s Day (2020)”
Why Shang Chi is the worst Marvel Film As far as I’m concerned, the film is a dud. ALsmost no real excitement is generated from it’s bizarre time-crossing scenario. It’s been said that Marvel has a problem with featuring Asian characters, but this film fails to do for Asians what Black Panther did for blackContinue reading “Kung Fool”
I like to watch porn, and as I have a liking for Asian women, I like to see some Asian porn from time to time. If I’m interested in women from a particular country, I will tailor my search to find porn that matches exactly the Asian nationality I am looking for. I know I’mContinue reading “Does porn Asian porn do more harm than good?”
It’s officially the best picture and the critic’s favourite, but there are some surprising gaps and plot holes in the film.
They are six in the family, a rag-tag bag of waifs and strays in a downtrodden suburb of an unnamed Japanese city. Kore-eda has moved away from the struggles of the middle class with something new; a film that looks at those on the very margins of society and somewhere close to the criminal underworld. Continue reading “Shoplifters Review”
Crazy Rich Asians Credits: Director: Jon Chu Starring: Constance Wu Henry Golding Gemma Chan Lisa Lu Nico Santos Awkwafina Ken Jeong Michelle Yeoh Not long after it was announced that the book by Kevin Kwan was going to be made into a movie the internet started talking. Were they going to do justice to theContinue reading “Only In Asia”
Vanishing Days A film by Zhu Xin A daughter and her mother sit listlessly in a small room in a nondescript city apartment building. We hear conversations but they are obviously not important to young Li Senlin. then the father announces that he is going on a business trip. Something about his voice tells SenlinContinue reading “BIFF 2018: Review of “Vanishing Days””
A struggling punk rock band in communist Russia make music about their experiences and reach musical success. The band are from Russia, where punk is seen as a serious threat to the values of comradeship and socialist order. But that is not really the purpose of this film, as it deals more with the basicContinue reading “Film review: Leto (Summer)”
Masterfuly directed by Tsukamoto, Killing manages to make a Shakespearean tragedy in Japan that lasts under 2 hours. It’s an austere, harshly beautiful film about what it takes to survive in difficult surroundings. After a mesmerizing opening where we watch gleaming samurai sword forged out of glowing embers, we meet the characters whose lives will be overwhelmed byContinue reading “Busan International Film festival: Killing”
In a nutshell: a seemingly lightweight film is actually a sharp look at the effect of fame and the culture of film acting. When was the last time you watched a film with an all-female cast like this? A must-see for fans of Korean cinema, and cinema in general for that matter.