Christopher Ad Castillo

“Creation is the most important thing people can do in their lifetime” – an interview with filmmaker Christopher Ad Castillo

Christopher Ad Castillo about arts of filmmaking, inspiration, Filipino film industry and experience growing up as a son of legendary filmmaker. Were you inspired by your father to take up the camera or did the inspiration came later? I have … Continue reading

The Good, the Bad, the Weird

The Good, the Bad, the Weird (좋은 놈, 나쁜 놈, 이상한 놈) Director: Kim Jee-woon Written: Kim Jee-woon, Kim Min-suk Country: South Korea Year: 2008 Find The Good, The Bad, The Weird on Amazon. Even if you are vaguely aware … Continue reading

Harakiri

Harakiri (切腹) Director: Masaki Kobayashi Written: Shinobu Hashimoto, Yasuhiko Takiguchi Country: Japan Year: 1962 Harakiri (English Subtitled) on Amazon. Kobayashi was one of the rebels of Japanese cinema, most of his films dealt with political material – which acted as … Continue reading

Rashomon

Rashomon (羅生門) Director: Akira Kurosawa Written: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto Country: Japan Year: 1950 “Rashomon” (The Criterion Collection) on Amazon. I think it is fitting that my first Japanese movie to review would be one made by the master filmmaker … Continue reading