• Student/enthusiast of film & music
• Aspiring writer/filmmaker
Avatar: The Way of Water 2022
“The way of water has no beginning and no end.”
It would only be fair for me to start off with the cons.
I found a few small moments in the film to be a tad bit rushed. Some of the dialogue can be a little childlike at times. There are a few plot holes that might go over people’s heads. Most importantly, I have to say that this sequel is more of the same compared to its predecessor. There are…
The Boxer's Omen 1983
First time watch.
I think this film taught/reminded me something: Sometimes, you have to go through hell… to see the light.
We will NEVER get another film like The Boxer’s Omen…ever again. It has to been seen to be believed.
A simple, yet profoundly effective story told through some of the most dense, phantasmagorical, psychedelic, regurgitative, expressionist, frigorific, organic, and (at times) ravishing visuals ever put to film. One of the best productions Shaw Brothers Studio has to offer.
Truly, a once-in-lifetime experience…. and I don’t use that phrase lightly.
“....the powerful can tolerate, the powerless have to wait to be tolerated.” —Jane Elliot
I first saw Bong Joon Ho’s latest film this year in late February. Since then, I’ve been mentally analyzing and dissecting this film. In addition to that, I’ve watched it 4 more times while, at the same time, sitting on this review. And for good reason.
With all that being said, Parasite is the most interesting film experience I’ve ever had. I swear to God this thing is irresistible.…
Chinatown Kid 1977
“Devils say you’ve had it, now it has to be.”
Of course, I (finally) watched the original international cut of Chinatown Kid. As a Shaw Brothers fan and with Chang Cheh being my favorite director from said studio, I felt as if had to.
To keep it fairly short, this is another greatly executed venture from director Chang. I felt like I was in second grade again watching this film, having that freshly pure sense of discovery. It’s one of those…