The Wayward Cloud

The Wayward Cloud (天邊一朵雲) Director: Tsai Ming-Liang Witten: Tsai Ming-Liang Country: Taiwan Year: 2005 The Wayward Cloud on Amazon. “The Wayward Cloud” is a very daring movie by Malaysian-born Taiwan-based auteur Ming Liang-Tsai. It is a parody of pornography, an … 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 What Time Is it There? on Amazon. “Poet of Loneliness” is how Jonathan Rosenbaum introduces Tsai Ming-liang and the director truly lives … Continue reading


Service (Serbis) Director: Brillante Mendoza Written: Armando Lao, Boots Agbayani Pastor Country: The Philippines Year: 2008 “Service” on Amazon. Brilliante (Dante) Mendoza came into the film industry later in his life – at the age of 45, and started rocking … Continue reading

The Art Cinema of Takeshi Kitano and Park Chan-wook

  In 1954, French filmmaker and film critic Francois Truffaut presented the possibility of giving film an artistic status by introducing the idea of film authorship, or auteurism. This shined the light at many filmmakers at that time mostly from … Continue reading

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

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

Kim Ki-duk "3-Iron" poster


3-Iron (빈집) Director: Kim Ki-duk Writer(s): Kim Ki-duk Country: South Korea Year: 2004 “3-Iron” on Amazon. From the long list of South Korean film auteurs, Kim Ki-duk could easily be labelled the most controversial Korean filmmaker to date. Even those familiar … 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