Tsai Ming-liang "The Hole" cover

The Hole

The Hole (洞) Directed by: Tsai Ming-liang Written by: Tsai Ming-liang, Yang Pi-ying Country: Taiwan Year: 1998 The first time I heard about the movie “The Hole” was in my teen years while reading a book about the history of cinema. … Continue reading

Abbas Kiarostami "The Wind Will Carry Us" poster

The Wind Will Carry Us

The Wind Will Carry Us (Bad ma ra khahad bord) Directed by: Abbas Kiarostami Written by: Abbas Kiarostami Country: Iran Year: 1999 “Wind Will Carry Us” on Amazon. Abbas Kiarostami is possibly the most internationally recognized Iranian filmmaker of his generation, … Continue reading

Mad Detective

Mad Detective (神探) Director: Johnnie To and Wai Ka-Fai Writer(s): Wai Ka-Fai, Au Kin-Yee Country: Hong Kong Year: 2007 “Mad Detective” on Amazon. I was furious when I found out that this film actually existed and I had just heard … Continue reading

Masaki Kobayashi "Kwaidan" poster


Kwaidan (怪談) Country: Japan Writer(s): Mizuki Yoko Director: Masaki Kobayashi Year: 1965 “Kwaidan” on Amazon. Kwaidan (pronounced Kaidan) is probably one of the most unique films that one could possibly find within the exceptionally large number of arthouse Asian films. I … Continue reading

Park Chan-wook "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance" poster

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (친절한 금자씨) Director: Park Chan-wook Written: Jeong Seo-gyeong, Park Chan-wook Country: South Korea Year: 2005 “Lady Vengeance” on Amazon. As the conclusion to “The Vengeance Trilogy,” “Sympathy for Lady Vengeance” is the one that most approves … Continue reading

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (ลุงบุญมีระลึกชาติ) Director: Apichatpong “Joe” Weerasethakul Written: Apichatpong “Joe” Weerasethakul Country: Thailand Year: 2010 “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives” on Amazon. “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past lives” is part … Continue reading