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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. […]

Best of 2016 | 2016電影之最

(Chinese follows at the bottom of the article) Look, let’s not beat around the bush: For all intents and purposes 2016 was a shit year where a lot of good […]

Why everyone loves Moulin Rouge and so do you – David Madsen

If The Sound of Music is the peak of the musical genre, this fun, gorgeous and incredibly idiosyncratic musical is the genres logical endpoint.   Moulin Rouge! is the film […]

Movie Review – Autumn Lights – David Madsen

Rating: ★★★☆☆☆ While Angad Aulakh’s debut feature film has a clear vision, it often comes off as a short film stretched to 98 minutes. Smoking in Hollywood film productions is an […]

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 […]

Kuro Ex Machina – Chapter Twelve

Chapter Twelve “I saw her laugh, then she said, then she said: Go away, Away”   Kore flew harder, through the tunnel, there was light ahead. It had the shape […]

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 […]

Kuro Ex Machina – XI by ODKST

XI I descended the stairs. As they creaked and whispered under my boots, I tightened my grip on the slugger. It seemed made for my hands, and my hands alone: […]