Die Tomorrow

Die Tomorrow Thailand (2017) Dir. Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit Death. Not a pretty subject to discuss but it is one we have to face up to eventually in our lives. Thai director Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit is intent on facing this topic head on with Die Tomorrow, an anthology of sorts inspired by real life stories of unfortunate and … Continue reading Die Tomorrow

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She Has A Name

She Has A Name Canada (2016) Dirs. Daniel Kooman & Matthew Kooman The UN estimates over 2 million children a year are forced in sexual slavery on a global scale, with only 1% of them rescued. This terrifying statistic is shared at the end of this upsetting drama that was made not only to raise … Continue reading She Has A Name

Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy

Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy Thailand (2013) Dir. Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit When The Emoji Movie arrived in 2017, aside from being met by universal hostility, it was seen as a lament for modern cinema finding its inspiration in social media. Yet, this Thai black comedy drama got there first by building a story around a … Continue reading Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy

Paradox (Sha po lang: taam long)

Paradox (Sha po lang: taam long) Hong Kong (2017) Dir. Wilson Yip Kids. Who’d have them, eh? You bring them into the world, give them everything, teach them everything and they repay by going missing in a foreign country and exposes a criminal operation with huge political implications. That is what drives this final entry … Continue reading Paradox (Sha po lang: taam long)

Godspeed (Yi lu shun feng)

Godspeed (Yi lu shun feng) Taiwan (2016) Dir. Chung Mong-hong Michael Hui is one the biggest names in Hong Kong comedy, his heyday being in the 70’s and 80’s, but over the last decade is film work has slowed down a little. This black comedy from Taiwanese director Chung Mong-hong puts Hui firmly back in … Continue reading Godspeed (Yi lu shun feng)

Memory aka Ghost House (Rak Lorn)

Memory aka Ghost House (Rak Lorn) Thailand (2008) Dir. Torpong Tunkamhang For my next Halloween watch I found this Thai effort in my ever-growing pile of unwatched DVDs, which was hard to track down details of as it is known under two titles - Memory and Ghost House - and there doesn’t appear to be … Continue reading Memory aka Ghost House (Rak Lorn)

Three…Extremes II (aka Three) (Saam gaang)

Three…Extremes II (aka Three)(Saam gaang) Hong Kong/Korea/Thailand (2002) Dirs. Kim Ji-Woon, Peter Chan & Nonzee Nimibutr When is a sequel not a sequel? When it was made first! Confused? Allow me to elucidate - the first Three Extremes (Saam gaang yi) film from 2004 is actually a sequel of sorts to this film - originally … Continue reading Three…Extremes II (aka Three) (Saam gaang)