I wanted to see this in tribute to rapper DMX's recent passing, but the sour, misogynistic and mean-spirited tone wrecked it for me. An attempt at neo-noir is a tough sell by Ernest Dickerson, whose efforts are imploded by unsubtle and unsympathetic characterisations; none of them is well-developed and alas, they come off as hollow. The female characters were badly written and portrayed as weak and as sex pots about to be slapped around as they feel David's wrath, and…
a compilation of clips that don't include or feature any of her music (but rather fan covers of songs such as Just Dance, Bad Romance taking its place and interviews with people you haven't heard of, pointing out Lady Gaga's flaws), this is amateur filmmaking at best. Whilst it is to be commended that s/he did some research into the topic, the end result is not that impressive and feels like a Wikipedia entry. An unofficial documentary that wasn't endorsed by Lady Gaga herself that doesn't do justice to her status as one of pop's biggest female stars. Skip.
if this film didn't have 'Asians' in the title but something else, had a White cast and Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan, Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Bullock, these so-called critics raving about this film would be saying this is predictable, cliched and throwaway. So, what's the difference? Why just because it has an Asian cast, should it be exempt from any form of criticism and flaws that it has?
Yes I am Asian, but I am not a huge admirer of most…
Hong Kong director John Woo made his mark back in his native country with hits such as The Killer and Hard Boiled starring Chow Yun-Fat back in the late 1980s. It wasn't long until he arrived in Hollywood that he unleashed his brand of Western-based high -octane violence and heavy-handed gunplay to the masses. 1993's Hard Target was Woo's U.S debut and his first film that starred predominantly Western-based actors. The character of Chance was originally going to be played…