Auteur Profile: Abbas Kiarostami

Abbas Kiarostami

“Film begins with DW Griffith and ends with Abbas Kiarostami.” – Jean-Luc Godard This quote sounds a bit exaggerated,but no one could deny the fact that Abbas Kiarostami has diverted cinema off its course a little bit.As one of the most important directors alive,the Cannes winner keeps making films that extend not only the possibilities of cinema but […]

Criterion Gems: Shallow Grave

shallow grave criterion cover

From today I’m gonna introduce a new series on Taste of Cinema called Criterion Gems,which consists a series of reviews of the Criterion Collection titles that need to be discovered by more film fans.Let’s start this marathon with one of their new titles,British Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle’s thrilling debut – Shallow Grave. First let’s have […]

Classic Chinese Cinema: Running Out of Time (An Zhan)

running out of time

Until today I’ve written four posts in this series,unlike the previous classic and arthouse type,today I’m gonna introduce a very entertaining flick from top-notch Hong Kong crime genre filmmaker Johnnie To and his Milky Way Image. Running Out of Time is the most accessible Chinese-language film I can think of,and if you are a crime genre […]

Classic Chinese Cinema: The Terrorizers

the terrorizers photo

“The bombs we plant in each other are ticking away” -Edward Yang   In my last 3 posts of this classic Chinese cinema series,I’ve covered cinema from Mainland and Hong Kong,today I’m introducing an early masterpiece from a towering figure in Taiwan cinema history,Edward Yang,who is also my favorite Chinese-language film director. Yang only shot […]

The Liebster Award

During my vacation,I accepted this award twice from two of my fellow LAMBs(glad to be one myself!) : Steve from 1001plus,and Tyler from Southern Vision.It consists of 3 parts:1.tell your readers 11 things about you.2.Answer 11 questions your friend passed to you.3.Ask another 11 questions and pass it to other 11 people. I’m not gonna […]

A Few Updates More

f-for-fake

Let’s finish the film report before posting another couple of interesting ones. 8 1/2 Seeing this film in Criterion Blu-ray is something quite like The Leopard,this format really gave a new life to one of the most beautifully shot black&white films ever.As I proceeded an hour into the film,I suddenly realized this is the sister […]

A Few Updates

leopard

I have not updated this blog for almost a month now,so what have I been doing? Well,July is crazy for me. I’m about to take driving license test,so I spent many time reading the textbook.Also,me and my wife was planning a trip to Hong Kong and Thailand,which starts at the end of this month,and lasts […]