Abhishek Kapoor "Kai Po Che"

Kai Po Che

Kai Po Che Director: Abhishek Kapoor Writer(s): based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel; Surpratik Sen, Pubali Chaudhuri, Abhishek Kapoor Country: India Year: 2013 Often compared to Rajkumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots, Kai Po Che is one of these recently popular Bollywood movies about male friendship with … Continue reading

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Breakup Buddies

Breakup Buddies (心花路放) Director: Hao Ning Writer(s): Xing Aina, Zhang Disa Country: China Year: 2014 As Mainland China is becoming more and more a powerhouse of movie making combined with declining censorship we get to see a wider variety of films.  Most movies … Continue reading

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The Chaser

The Chaser ( 추격자) Director: Na Hong-jin Written: Hong Won-chan, Lee Shinho, Na Hong-Jin Country: South Korea Year: 2008 Find Chaser on Amazon. Since the great Sherlock Holmes, stories between The Detective and The Criminal have been played out in numerous … 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

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Monga (艋舺) Director: Doze Niu Written: Li-ting Tseng, Doze Niu Country: Taiwan Year: 2010 Monga on Amazon. This is a second take on writing a review for the Taiwanese high grossing gangster film “Monga”. After receiving comments from people who … Continue reading

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

The Golden Era

The Golden Era (黄金时代) Director: Ann Hui Written: Qiang Li Country: China Year:  2014 The Golden Era on Amazon. There is great danger in making a biography if the passion for the subject tints the glasses through which the story … 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