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  • Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale 2011

    ★★★½ Added

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

  • Dragon 2011

    ★★★★½ Added

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • A Brighter Summer Day 1991

    ★★★★★ Added

    Edward Yang's "A Brighter Summer Day" was shown at UCLA the other night. It is certainly a masterpiece (it is so technically/aesthetically stunning that it would qualify as such for me even if the narrative wasn't great) , but I feel that "Yi yi" is a similar film that exceeds it in many ways. In the end I think I am just at a point in life where a film with such a bleak conclusion rings somewhat hollow for me.…

  • Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame 2010

    ★★★ Added

    So I finally got to see Detective Dee and the Phantom Flame, amazingly enough available on DVD from My Local Redbox, and as much as I enjoyed it for some reason it just made me appreciate let the bullets fly even more.

    BUT: It is awesome that Tsui Hark is displaying at least a little bit of Guillermo Del Toro influence, those are two great tastes that taste great together. This movie is basically Hellboy x Sherlock Holmes (RDJ version),…