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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 »

17 April 2012 | Film Lists

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 »

15 April 2012 | CC Lists

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 »

13 April 2012 | Cinema Masters

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??  

09 April 2012 | Cinema Masterpieces

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 »

03 April 2012 | People Lists

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 »

01 April 2012 | Others

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

One of my major tasks of February film watching is finishing Stanley Kubrick: Visionary Filmmaker Collection Blu-ray. It has been the best-experienced film month I’ve ever had. Re-visiting those 7 Stanley Kubrick films is more than appreciating the master’s cinema. It is like BEING STANLEY KUBRICK, you know. Like the film Being John Malkovic, enter the brain of one of the most… Read more »

28 February 2012 | Other Lists

This is the last part of my Love Film List Marathon,though I have mentiond so many Criterion Collection love films in the previous lists,there are still too many left,which are  no less powerful as the ones have been mentioned,let’s see what they are,I will just use the words from Criterion.com for introductions. #10 Knife in the Water With stinging dialogue and… Read more »

23 February 2012 | CC Lists