Rajkumar Hirani "3 Idiots"

3 Idiots

3 Idiots Director: Rajkumar Hirani Writer(s): Abhijit Joshi, Rajkumar Hirani Country: India Year: 2009 “3 Idiots” on Amazon. When “3 Idiots” hit the big screens in India, it broke all the box office records, and became the highest-grossing Bollywood film. It … Continue reading

Park Chan-wook "Oldboy" poster

Oldboy

Oldboy (올드보이) Director: Park Chan-wook Written: Lim Chun-hyeong, Hwang Jo-yun, Park Chan-wook Country: South Korea Year: 2003 “Oldboy” on Amazon. “The Count of Monte Cristo” by Alexander Dumas is an epic revenge story in Western fiction. “Oldboy” is an epic … Continue reading

Zhang Yimou "Raise the Red Lantern" poster

Raise the Red Lantern

  Raise the Red Lantern (大红灯笼高高挂) Director: Zhang Yimou Written: Tong Su, Zhen Ni Country: China Year: 1991 “Raise the Red Lantern” was named in a list of “25 movies you must see before you die,” and is considered a … Continue reading

Ashutosh Gowariker "Lagaan" poster

Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India Director: Ashutosh Gowariker Written: Ashutosh Gowariker Country: India Year: 2001 “Lagaan: Once upon a Time in India” on Amazon.   Lagaan began as a dream, as nebulous dream, dreamt (…) by a man called … Continue reading

Hero

Hero (英雄) Director: Zhang Yimou Written: Feng Li, Bin Wang, Zhang Yimou Country: China, Hong Kong Year: 2002 “Hero” on Amazon. Movie “Hero” is yet another cinematic re-imagination of The First Emperor of China, the King of Qin, Qin Shihuangdi. … 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