Ryan Stone’s journey is an alchemical process, the transformation of an inferior and abased material into a more noble and superior substance.
He promised he was done and yet, here he comes again. Donnie Yen becomes the legendary Wing Chun master Ip Man one last time for the grand finale of the […]
There is something rare here for action cinema. Mystical, low-key and disparate. There’s a reverence for place and a soft humanity present.
In 1980, the legendary Shaw Brothers Studio was having a hard time keeping up with the competition. They had ruled the world of commercial Chinese-language films for decades but had […]
Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz are known in Hollywood for their work with George Lucas: after writing American Graffiti, they script-doctored Star Wars, wrote Indiana Jones and the Temple of […]
On the often well-beaten path of genre cinema stands an English filmmaker whose work defies all expectations. When his second feature film, Berberian Sound Studio, came out, Peter Strickland landed […]
Try hard Scott “look-I’m-acting-here” Adkins and director Jesse V. “I-got-themes” Johnson are back again. These two gents have seemingly found each other in their love for brutish knucklehead machismo mysticism […]
It was one of the most anticipated events of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival. Announced as a return to « classical » storytelling after a rather experimental trilogy, Terrence Malick’s new film […]
The sun is setting on a calm New York City evening when suddenly, the camera pans to the right to reveal a world burdened by thunder and heavy rain. It’s […]
The image is undeniably disturbing: an adult woman’s head with long black hair and blood-thirsty eyes haunts the night, effortlessly flying through the darkness. What of her body? Left lying […]
Chinese science-fiction cinema has a long history of unsure beginnings, failures, so-bad-it’s-good movies, exploitation flicks, as well as sporadic, intimist successes. Chinese-speaking sci-fi films exist since 1959, but The Wandering […]
Has there ever been a more prolific era for Irish horror films? For the past ten years, more filmmakers from the Emerald Isle than ever have tried their hand at […]