Reviews


75 Films From Asia: SYMPATHY FOR LADY VENGEANCE (2005)

Park Chan-wook conclude his Vengeance Trilogy with one of the most underrated pieces of cinema ever created. The final film in Park Chan-wook’s Vengeance Trilogy is another fantastic inclusion in the masterclass of work that he has created. Lady Vengeance (2005) follows a similar pattern to Oldboy (2003) as it follows a woman released from … Continue reading 75 Films From Asia: SYMPATHY FOR LADY VENGEANCE (2005)

75 Films From Asia: SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE (2002)

The first film of Park Chan-wook’s Vengeance Trilogy is explosive, bloody, and incredibly nuanced from start to end. I don’t know if I am just excited to continue with this challenge or just the thought of watching and reviewing a film by legendary Korean director, Park Chan-wook, which makes me incredibly excited? This is the … Continue reading 75 Films From Asia: SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE (2002)

‘The King of Staten Island’: A comforting but somber effort from Judd Apatow

Though the film has its flaws, this newest directorial effort from Judd Apatow is a great look into Pete Davidson’s life. This newest film from Judd Apatow is a semi-autobiographical look into Pete Davidson (Saturday Night Live, Trainwreck) and the several struggles in his life. Whether it starts with his suicide attempt or his rocky … Continue reading ‘The King of Staten Island’: A comforting but somber effort from Judd Apatow

75 Films From Asia: IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (2000)

Wong Kar-wai crafts an incredibly intimate film that depicts accurately what loneliness and heartbreak feels like. We have reached Hong Kong, and when I began drafting the films for this challenge I was excited to watch some work from a specific director from Hong Kong. I was told this director was incredibly important in not … Continue reading 75 Films From Asia: IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (2000)

75 Films From Asia: MIRAI (2018)

Miirai (2018) is Mamoru Hosoda’s masterpiece as it encompasses incredible storytelling with beautiful animation and themes of childhood, innocence, and parenthood. Continuing on with my 75 Films From Asia challenge I have once again stopped at the country of Japan to watch and review Mamoru Hosoda’s Academy Award-nominated masterpiece film, Mirai (2018). The film follows … Continue reading 75 Films From Asia: MIRAI (2018)

‘Cinema Paradiso’: A Timeless 80’s Italian Classic

Giuseppe Tornatorre’s Cinema Paradiso (1988) is a monumental picture that remains timeless 31 years later. Everyone has a certain film that is so close to their heart. For some that maybe It’s A Wonderful Life (1946), E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (1982), or even modern treats like Lady Bird (2017). For me, it is Guiseppe Tornatore’s Academy Award-winning 1988 masterpiece, Cinema … Continue reading ‘Cinema Paradiso’: A Timeless 80’s Italian Classic

‘Weathering With You’: A Noble Directorial Effort From Makoto Shinkai

Director Makoto Shinkai returns with his latest film since 2016’s Your Name which seems to miss its footing. In Weathering With You, Hodaka Morishima a runaway teenage boy meets Hina Amano an orphaned teenage girl who can control the weather. The rest is no different from the average film from Makoto Shinkai. This seems to … Continue reading ‘Weathering With You’: A Noble Directorial Effort From Makoto Shinkai

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