Ju Dou: A Woman’s Brutal Past in 1900s China

“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

The Maid: Demons Don’t Lie In The Shadows, But In Ourselves

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