Dil Chahta Hai

Dil Chahta Hai (The Heart’s Desire) Director: Farhan Akhtar Written: Farhan Akhtar, Kassim Jahmagia Country: India Year: 2001 Dil Chahta Hai on Amazon. There is one saying from Bollywood scene that states “If it’s an Aamir Khan’s movie, it must … Continue reading

On the Way

On The Way (我在路上最爱你, 길 위에서) Director: Kim Poog-ki Written: Kim Poog-ki Country: China, South Korea Year: 2014 “On the Way” is a Romantic Drama starring Ji Jin-Hee (지진희, 池珍熙) from South Korea and Huang Shengyi (黃聖依) from China and was released … 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

But Always

But Always (一生一世) Director: Snow Zou Written: Snow Zou Country: China Year: 2014 “But Always” had a simultaneous release globally on September 5th, though Australia and New Zealand jumped the gun slightly and made it available a day earlier. Though … Continue reading

On The Job

On the Job Director: Erik Matti Writing: Erik Matti, Michiko Yamamoto Country: The Philippines Year: 2013 On the Job on Amazon. Erik Matti paces “On the Job” with a temper of Guy Ritchie and engrosses into grit and blood with … Continue reading

Graceland

Graceland Director: Ron Morales Written: Ron Morales Country: The Philippines Year: 2012 Graceland on Amazon. The director Ron Morales takes the social problems of the Philippines strips them down and shows them bare naked in his gritty, dark film “Graceland”. … Continue reading

Service

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

Oro, plata, mata

Oro, plata, mata Director: Peque Gallaga Written: Jose Javier Reyes, Peque Gallaga Country: The Philippines Year: 1982 Peque Gallaga – a talented Filipino director has a lot of films in his filmography. However, he is mostly remembered by two of … Continue reading

Himala

Himala Director: Ishmael Bernal Written: Ricardo Lee Country: The Philippines Year: 1982 A true classic from a master of Golden Age of Filipino cinema Ishmael Bernal stands the test of time and is just as relevant to us now as … Continue reading

The Story of Qiu Ju

The Story of Qiu Ju (秋菊打官司) Director: Zhang Yimou Country: China Year: 1992 “The Story Of Qiu Ju” on Amazon. After seeing such visually elegant films from the director Zhang Yimou like “Ju Dou” and “Raise the Red Lantern”, “The … Continue reading