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The history of ‘The Friday the 13th’ series |《十三號星期五》系列的歷史

The ‘Friday the 13th’ films are despised by critics and have been slashed and censored by the MPAA, but Jason Vorhees has been killing teens since the early 80’s. This […]

Movie Review 影評 – Hong Kong Action Movies 香港動作電影

In the West, Hong Kong action cinema is mostly known from modern films such as Ang Lee’s wire-fuelled fantastical melodrama ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ and a few highly notable directors […]

‘Bleu’ and its use of the color blue | 「藍」與藍之用

Putting specific meaning on use of colour in movies or in any visual media for that matter is often an exercise in futility since it is easy to overanalyse use […]

Movie Review 影評 – Indiana Jones and the temple of doom 《印第安納鍾斯與魔宮傳奇》 – 2 out of 6

Rating: ★★☆☆☆☆ 評分: ★★☆☆☆☆ Long before ‘The Lost World: Jurassic Park’ and ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,’ Spielberg showed the world that he should never direct a sequel […]

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. […]