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Why everyone loves Raiders of the Lost Ark and so do you | 為何人人(和你)都愛《法櫃奇兵》

Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark from 1981 is a touchstone in cinema. It is the brainchild of the two cinematic visionaries: director Steven Spielberg and writer George Lucas. […]

On depression and why BoJack Horseman is so important

The last five years or so have been an amazing time to watch American sitcoms. Far from the rehash of old sitcom models like Modern Family or (and especially) How […]

Movie Review – The Neon Demon – David Madsen

Rating: ★★☆☆☆☆   The most notable subject matter Nicolas Winding Refn seems to be exploring with his newest work The Neon Demon is his audience’s tolerance for trite bullshit.   With […]

Why does everyone love Mad Max: Fury Road and so do you – David Madsen

Simply put, Mad Max: Fury road is the best thing to happen to the action genre since Terminator 2: Judgment Day.   There’s a good chance you have heard of […]

Movie Review – Hana Bi – David Madsen

Rating: ★★★★★★ Both poetic and contemplative in its narrative and visual language, Takeshi Kitano’s Hana-bi is something as rare as a subtle crime film. A bit of backstory is perhaps needed […]

Movie Review ﹣ Ex Machina – David Madsen

Rating: ★★★★☆☆ Like his previous work, Alex Garland’s Ex Machina is best when it focuses squarely on character interaction: Come for the sexy robot, stay for Oscar Isaac’s sweet dance moves. […]

Movie Review – The Hateful Eight – David Madsen

Rating: ★★★★★★ Far from the revenge films of his past filmography, Quentin Tarantino’s newest film, The Hateful Eight, is challenging, bloody and bold.   Whether it’s a mother punishing the men […]

Movie Review – True Grit – David Madsen

Rating: ★★★★★☆ “With True Grit the Coen-brothers have managed to revitalize a long dead genre with their trademark jovial dialogue and colorful characters.”   The Western genre would seem to have […]

Why people love The Sound of Music and so do you – David Madsen

There is a good chance that you’ve at least heard of the classic 1965 musical, The Sound of Music, if nothing else because of the titular intro song. The largest […]

A look into the bowels of modern horror – David Madsen

From an outside perspective, the modern horror genre must look rather pathetic. A genre that has always been low brow and rather rudimentary, it almost seems like a parody of […]