Monthly Archives: April 2012
This is the fourth time I watch Krzysztof Kieslowski’s visually haunting,musically ravishing masterpiece Blue,the first part of his Three Colors Trilogy,also my favorite episode.I noticed more tiny details by listening to the inspirational Annette Insdorf(author of Francois Truffaut, Indelible Shadows: Film and Holocaust, and Double Lives, Second Chances: The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski.)’s commentary track,and all these added up to a completely refreshing rediscovery of… Read more »
Cult films are hard to define,I made a slideshow in one of my previous posts to discuss it,but still,there is no certain answer.Anyway,these 6 films I’m gonna discuss today are categorize by me as cult films,some are very well established classics and some still need to find its fanbase.Let’s have a look at these incredible films. Suspiria 7.5/10 I’m a… Read more »
Recently I have seen too many cult and gangster films(mainly Johnnie To’s),some arthouse gems are needed to pull me back to the “normal track”.Here is a complete list of my dvd collection of Criterion Collection and Master of Cinema Series which I haven’t seen yet. As you can see,I already highlighted some “essential ones”,but others,I have no idea… Read more »
The first poster and synopsis for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained have arrived,this film is his tribute to the Spaghetti Western genre.Being a huge Sergio Leone fan(it was told that his favorite film is Leone’s The Good,the Bad and the Ugly,and his favorite scene in any film is the final duel scene in GBU),this is the 2nd time he pays homage to… Read more »
Too much has been said about Stanley Kubrick films,today I’m gonna rank his 12 feature films along with some of my favorite scenes. 1.2001:A Space Odyssey 2.Barry Lyndon 3.Eyes Wide Shut 4.Dr. Strangelove 5.Clockwork Orange 6.The Shining 7.The Killing 8.Paths of Glory 9.Lolita 10.Full Metal Jacket 11.Killer’s Kiss 12.Spartacus Your turn,what’s your favorite Kubrick film and scene??
Stanley Kubrick, the film God, is my all time hero. It’s impossible to compare directors since they make different types of films, but Mr. Kubrick had some quality that is so rare to be seen on other great directors. As one of his biggest worshipers, I summarized 10 pretty convincing reasons why this man, not Bergman, not Welles, not Kurosawa… Read more »
I watched 24 films in March,11 being re-watched ones.As I’m buying more and more blu-rays,the number of re-viewings could only increase.And as it’s getting warmer here,I have to spare more time working out in the gym instead of lying comfortably on sofa and watching films for hours a day,my wife did not appreciate the shape of Hitchcock. The biggest surprise… Read more »