Film review by: Gordon K. Smith A powerful documentary for the 24/7 video age, Asif Kapadia's AMY follows the short, sweet, and sad life of British soul singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse from the age of 14 until her tragic, yet unsurprising, death in 2011, officially from alcohol poisoning. The fact that most of this period is well covered by video from mobile phones, … [Read more...] about Film review: “Amy” a powerful documentary for the 24/7 video age
Review By: Bill Graham KUNG FU KILLER, which may or may not arrive for your viewing pleasure under the title Kung Fu Jungle, is the latest martial arts vehicle for perpetual action star Donnie Yen. The film revolves around Yen’s character Hahou Mo who is stuck in prison for murder when a sudden string of crimes attracts his attention. Someone is knocking off martial arts … [Read more...] about Film Review: “Kung Fu Killer” starring Donnie Yen has a few twists thrown in to keep it a bit different from the standard fare
Review by: Mut Asheru KT – Man is a documentary about one man’s lifelong dedication to his company. Director Lee Jin-woo shadows his father through his last days of working for telecommunications company KT and into forced retirement. The company began as “The Ministry of Information and Communication” or MIC and was a ministry of the government of South Korea. South … [Read more...] about Documentary Review: “KT – Man” by Director Lee Jin-woo. Ambiguous but enjoyable
Review by: Gordon K. Smith Jennifer Aniston gives a career-milestone performance in CAKE, a movie you've no doubt already heard about due to Aniston's lack of an Oscar nomination for Best Actress, despite Golden Globe and SAG nominations. She has taken it in good spirit, proudly wearing the label of “number one Oscar snub” (among a year of many), but would no doubt confirm … [Read more...] about Movie Review: “Cake” – Jennifer Aniston gives a career-milestone performance
Short Film of the Week - The Tea Master is the first short film by Director Aaron Au. Shot in Canada on RED in 2009. Starring Coling Foo, Paul Wu, and Byron Lawson. For more information on the film including awards please visit: teamastermovie.com … [Read more...] about Featured Short Film: “The Tea Master” – Short Film by Aaron Au
Film review by: Gordon K. Smith In the decades since STAR WARS, ALIEN and BLADE RUNNER made science-fiction epics viable box-office commodities, the genre has largely been identified by slimy aliens, super heroes, violence and lots (and lots and lots) of things blowing up real good. What's gotten lost too much of the time is the science-fiction of ideas, the kind that … [Read more...] about Film Review: “Interstellar” a mixed bag. But still…see it.
Film Review by: Bill Graham Charm and darkness rarely go hand in hand but "Big Hero 6" doesn’t seem to enjoy just simply being a quality kids movie. Instead, it wants to push some boundaries where it can and take you for the ride. So often I see adults lament animated movies. It’s like they forgot what they were raised on happens to play well across many ages if done right, … [Read more...] about Movie Review: “Big Hero 6” – Go see this film! So charming and funny.
A Look Back: "Buraddo" (2009) English Title: BloodReview by: Ifakoya English BEHOLD! One of the most boring vampire movies ever made! I should have known this movie was going to be boring since it had a blander title than “Monster Girls Squad” but being that I got a kick out of movies with much simpler titles like “Q’ I decided I might as well give it a fair trial. … [Read more...] about Film Review: “Buraddo” – A look back at why we shouldn’t look back
Review by: Mut Asheru UNDERSTANDING MOVIES is an entertaining short film directed by Yim Ji-eun that comically points out how the business and art of filmmaking can step on each other’s toes much to the detriment of the end product. It demonstrates what can happen when so called "experts and their lauded rules get involved" in the creative process when the original vision … [Read more...] about Film Review: “Understanding Movies” – Cleverly gives the finger to the rules of filmmaking
Review by: Mut Asheru Others have referred to this film as a “road-trip” movie. But it’s not. SHUTTLECOCK (셔틀콕) directed by Lee Yu-bin (이유빈) tells the story of 3step-siblings who have to find a way to live with and take care of each other after their parents deaths. Shuttlecock is a badminton term used for the ball that is hit between the opposing opponent’s racquets. … [Read more...] about Film Review: “Shuttlecock” – An indie Korean film that we liked