Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Tsui Hark's The Blade on youtube!

One of my favorite films, not just Hong Kong movies, is not readily available on dvd. But some kind person put up the whole movie on youtube with English subtitles. Tsui Hark's The Blade is definitely worth 100 minutes of your time.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Tower Block (UK,2012)

Heavily influenced by John Carpenter's Assault on Precinct 13, Tower Block has a group of high rise residents held captive by a sniper. Decent suspense with minor, forgivable plot holes. Not available on netflix, either streaming or disc.

Open Grave (2014)

Watched Open Grave today. The basic plot review made it seem to be a zombie film with people trapped in a house with no memory of who they are, or why they are there. The cast is good with with Sharlto Copley, Thomas Kretchmann and Josie Ho. Ho was the star of Dream Home, my favorite film of 2010 so I was excited to see her in a non Asian film. Unfortunately she plays a mute in the film so her role is limited. Worth checking out on a lazy afternoon.

Nowhere to Hide (Korea, 1999)

Here is the intro scene to the Korean film Nowhere To Hide. I saw it at the Music Box twice, when it played Chicago in 1999. It is definitely worth checking out, Although the US disc cut over 10 minutes, The movie makes great use of the Bee Gees song Holiday.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

John Michael McDonagh's The Second Death

Another Irish short film, this time by John Michael McDonagh, The Second Death, stars 3 future members of the Game Of Thrones.

Martin McDonagh's Six Shooter short film

Very good, twisted Irish comedy. By the director of In Bruges and starring Brendan Gleeson