Jiangshi, slapstick, black magic curses, adultery, kung-fu - What's not to like? Althoug it didn't blow me away, it's a fun time and it's easy to see way it was such a hit upon release.
Dressed to Kill 1980
I spent the entire hour and forty five minute runtime wishing I was watching any of the Italian gialli this was inspired by instead.
Fuckin boomers, man.
Made in Hong Kong 1997
Poverty, broken families, young death - Handled matter of factly, without any handwringing or overwrought drama.
The film wanders and meanders like a young man through the muggy summer heat, not looking for anything but still finding nothing good.
Where do you go when everyone else is gone?
How do you find a place in a world you don't belong in?
Sure, you're a petty thug, but what were your options?
What difference would it make if you were a…
La Notte 1961
Stunningly impressionistic. More like a painting than a film, sort of like Stalker but this is far more palatable.
The geometry of each frame is truly impressive. Antonioni must have labored immensely over such tightly composed shot - Each one conveys a feeling or informs us as to how we should view the situation on screen.
Milan has never looked so empty. An elegant woman walks alone through a half deserted city. The longer she walks, the more devastated the…