The Wayward Cloud

The Wayward Cloud (天邊一朵雲) Director: Tsai Ming-Liang Witten: Tsai Ming-Liang Country: Taiwan Year: 2005  Review by Agne Serpytyte “The Wayward Cloud” is a very daring movie by Malaysian-born Taiwan-based auteur Ming Liang-Tsai. It is a parody of pornography, an ode … Continue reading

The Golden Era

  The Golden Era (黄金时代) Director: Ann Hui Written: Qiang Li Country: China Year:  2014 Review by Craig McGeady There is great danger in making a biography if the passion for the subject tints the glasses through which the story … Continue reading

What Time is it There

What Time is it There (你那邊幾點) Director: Tsai Ming-liang Written: Tsai Ming-liang, Yang Pi-ying Country: Taiwan Year: 2001 Review by Agne Ser “Poet of Loneliness” is how Jonathan Rosenbaum introduces Tsai Ming-liang and the director truly lives up to his … Continue reading

Dil Chahta Hai

Dil Chahta Hai (The Heart’s Desire) Director: Farhan Akhtar Written: Farhan Akhtar, Kassim Jahmagia Country: India Year: 2001  Review by Agne Ser There is one saying from Bollywood scene that states “If it’s an Aamir Khan’s movie, it must be … Continue reading

Memories of Murder

Memories of Murder (살인의 추억) Director: Bong Joon-ho Written: Bong Joon-ho, Kwang-rim Kim, Sung Bo Shim Country: South Korea Year: 2003  Review by Agne Ser After viewing the movie the first time I was not sure what to make of … Continue reading

On the Way

On The Way (我在路上最爱你, 길 위에서) Director: Kim Poog-ki Written: Kim Poog-ki Country: China, South Korea Year: 2014 Review by Craig McGeady “On the Way” is a Romantic Drama starring Ji Jin-Hee (지진희, 池珍熙) from South Korea and Huang Shengyi (黃聖依) from … Continue reading

Harakiri

Harakiri (切腹) Director: Masaki Kobayashi Written: Shinobu Hashimoto, Yasuhiko Takiguchi Country: Japan Year: 1962 Review by Mohamed Sultan Kobayashi was one of the rebels of Japanese cinema, most of his films dealt with political material – which acted as a … Continue reading

But Always

But Always (一生一世) Director: Snow Zou Written: Snow Zou Country: China Year: 2014 Review by Craig McGeady “But Always” had a simultaneous release globally on September 5th, though Australia and New Zealand jumped the gun slightly and made it available … Continue reading

On The Job

On the Job Director: Erik Matti Writing: Erik Matti, Michiko Yamamoto Country: The Philippines Year: 2013  Review by Agne Ser Erik Matti paces “On the Job” with a temper of Guy Ritchie and engrosses into grit and blood with a … Continue reading

Graceland

Graceland Director: Ron Morales Written: Ron Morales Country: The Philippines Year: 2012 Review by Agne Ser The director Ron Morales takes the social problems of the Philippines strips them down and shows them bare naked in his gritty, dark film … Continue reading