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Monthly Archives: March 2012

I re-watched Alejandro Jodorowsky’s cult classic El Topo last night in blu-ray with director’s commentary,which gave me lots of insights into the ideas of making a cult film.Jodorowsky was a bad-ass when he made the film,he did everything against the government and director union in Mexico during his shooting.It’s interesting he said a director should make films only to express his… Read more »

30 March 2012 | Others

Thanks to Steven over Surrender to the Void for inviting me to do this post,in fact,this is my first post of this kind and I’m a little bit excited now. Well,we have some rules here,you should read it in a Tyler Durden way RULE 1: Tell everyone something that no one else knows about you. RULE 2: Link to one… Read more »

21 March 2012 | Others

Someone over Facebook argued that Johnnie To’s Life Without Principle instead of Ann Hui’s A Simple Life should be crowned “the best HK film in 2011”,then my fellow friend,a huge fan of the diretor,Michael mentioned it again in my comments how awesome it is and wrote a fantastic review on his own blog.So I could not wait to find out… Read more »

20 March 2012 | Chinese Films

L’Atalante  8/10 This is the kind of film you either have watched or at least heard of ,so I’m gonna skip any cliche here.As one of the most poetic and romantic love films ever made,this film does have its big moments.I love two scenes maybe three especially,one is Jean diving into the river to “see” Juliette’s face,another is the intercuts between… Read more »

17 March 2012 | Cinema Masterpieces

This month really goes well for me since I already watched 11 films in 13 days.After the double comedy I wrote last week,I’ve collected another 5 first time viewing films to  express some opinions.3 Reviews comes first and another 2 on Friday.   A Simple Life  8/10 As a Chinese,I’m not expecting any upcoming Chinese films in theater since they always… Read more »

14 March 2012 | Chinese Films

Since this is the 50th post on this blog,I’m gonna do something special to mark it.Finally,I’ve decided to make the ultimate list every film buff would make. One key phrase in the title needs special attention here,”current but ever changing”,it means this list is made from a very restricted view of mine,so if you wonder why xxx is not in… Read more »

09 March 2012 | Film Lists

I love comedies,though I don’t watch them too often,I always had a great time.As a matter of a fact,there aren’t great comedies in modern times any more,and our time is lack of comedy masters like Chaplin,Tati,Brooks etc,that’s too sad.We have to go back to the pre-Great Depression and Great Depression era to find these lost classics from directors like Buster Keaton… Read more »

06 March 2012 | Cinema Masterpieces

I actually watched 21 films last month but lots of them were just re-visits.I’m always in the dilemma of choosing re-watching the old and exploring the new,just decided to be on the nostalgia side for a while and finished almost all the BDs I bought at the beginning of the month.As I said in the previous post,it has been a… Read more »

03 March 2012 | Film Lists