Castaway on the Moon

Castaway on the Moon – in praise of visual comedy

Tony, from Every Frame a Painting YouTube channel, has a visual essay about film comedy. He talks about how nowadays comedy films, especially those coming from Hollywood with their dependence on dialogue and close-ups are more like staged improv than … Continue reading

Lowlife Love

Lowlife Love (下衆の愛) Director: Eiji Uchida Country: Japan Year: 2015 Watch the film on Filmdoo Warning: this movie will leave you with a nasty aftertaste. A dark comedy, and a borderline parody of the indie film industry in Japan, the story … Continue reading

Alif: The First Letter of Knowledge

Alif: The First Letter of Knowledge Director: N K Muhammed Koya Country: India (Malayalam) Year: 2015 This movie focuses on a Muslim family in Kerala, India, which had been important in the past but had fallen out of power because of … Continue reading

Dangal

Dangal (दंगल) Director: Nitesh Tiwari Written by:  Nitesh Tiwari, Piyush Gupta, Shreyas Jain, Nikhil Meharotra Country: India Year: 2016 Starring: Aamir Khan, Fatima Sana Sheikh/Zaira Wasim, Sanya Malhotra/Suhani Bhatnagar After he is forced by financial circumstances to give up his own wrestling career, Mahavir … Continue reading

Top 8 Fight Scenes in Asian Movies

What can I say – I do enjoy well choreographed and edited fight scenes. I think they are an excellent fusion of martial arts, film arts and trickery arts, that make you believe the fight and appreciate the beauty of … Continue reading