Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon is by far one of the most beautiful things that have emerged from the age of cinema. Directed by Ang Lee, the film broke the US box office records, was nominated for 8 Academy awards including Best Picture, of which it won 4 – Best Cinematography, Best Original Music Score, Best … More Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: A Poetic Romance
“Remember this, if you see someone doing something but at the same time watching you…then he’s a cop.” Infernal Affairs was always amongst my favourite films ever, and I’ve watched quite a fair bit. As a child in 2002, I didn’t understand it watching it with my Cantonese speaking folks, but in some crevice of my … More Infernal Affairs: What Makes A Good Man?
“Listen carefully at night. You will hear your new auntie’s screams.” Ju Dou (1990) dir. Zhang Yimou tells the story of the title character (the breathtakingly beautiful and brilliant Gong Li) bought by a wealthy, aging Yang Jin-shan to be his bride. Through a conversation between the old man’s adopted nephew Yang Tian-qing and a … More Ju Dou: A Woman’s Brutal Past in 1900s China
“A dead man begs you to remember; a warrior’s ultimate act is to lay down his sword.” Hero (2002) dir. Zhang Yimou is a cerebral experience that stops at the retina. It is rapturously beautiful, enchanting in its colours, and it’s a film that has grace. When the characters don’t speak, their swords do. And when … More Hero: Zhang Yimou’s Prism
Om (Oṃ) Om has no meaning, and its origins are lost in the mists of time. Om is considered to be the primeval sound, the sound of the universe, the sound from which all other sounds are formed. Om Shanti Om, (2015) dir. Farah Khan is a film that celebrates Bollywood itself. The film opens with … More Om Shanti Om, A Marriage of Peace and Light.
Hey Plotters, I’m back with another film review! This time, I’m going to be reviewing the one genre I never touch – horror. More specifically, paranormal horror. The Maid, 2005, (dir. Kelvin Tong) tells a tale of a young, innocent girl, Rosa Dimaano, who hails from the Phillipines sent to work as a maid in the … More The Maid: Demons Don’t Lie In The Shadows, But In Ourselves
HELLO, YOU. Since this is my first blog post, it’s only fitting if I introduced myself first! My love of movies came from my father. So much so I ended up pursuing film as a career some 14 years later. I think my father tried persuading my elder brother, his firstborn, to like what he … More The Host (2006): Screw You Hollywood, and your Formulas!