“The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure” (2022) Review: The Good and The Bad
Directed by Kim Joung-hoon ("The Accidental Detective") with a script by Chun Sung-il ("All of Us Are Dead"), “The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure" stars Han Hyo-Joo, Lee Kwang-Soo, Kang Ha-Neul, and many others as a gutsy crew of Joseon pirates and bandits in search of royal gold lost at sea.
9 Xianxia Movies to Watch If You Love Chinese Fantasy Stories
Xianxia movies are medieval Chinese sagas featuring supernatural battles and characters. They are a must-watch if you enjoy Chinese fantasy stories.
7 Hong Kong Exploitation Movies From the 80s That You Might Want to Avoid
Unless you have a really strong stomach for gore, rape, and the downright gruesome, you might want to give these 7 Hong Kong exploitation movies from the 80s a miss.
'20th Century Boys' Trilogy: Become One With This Universal Editorial
-Based on the long-running manga by Naoki Urasawa, 20th Century Boys is a mediocre transition from the page to the big screen but there are some high points. Friend is generally pretty awesome, the music is great, and there are a couple of stand-out performances.
'The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil' (2019) Review: A War Between Wolves Leaves No Scraps
Writer/director Lee Won-tae introduces a corrupt city suffering at the whim of a sophisticated serial killer while a broken gangster and a cop with a short-fuse temper attempt to join forces to capture him. Starring Ma Dong-seok, Kim Mu-yeol, and Kim Sung-kyu.
"Burning" (Beoning, 2018): Review
Burning (Beoning) Spoiler Review. The film tells the story of Jong-su, who bumps into a girl he used to know. She asks him to look after her cat while in Africa. When she returns with the mysterious Ben, everything changes. Theories, answers & explanations of the film.
'Ip Man' Review: Why You Need to Watch It if You're a Bruce Lee Fan
The original Ip Man was released in 2008 and tells the story of master Ip Man, a teacher of Wing Chun. Its director Wilson Yip wanted to develop a biographical movie based on the martial arts teacher and his life.
The Influence Behind the Inspiring 'Battle Royale'
An analysis of the socio-cultural influences behind Kinji Fukasuku's Battle Royale.
5 Italian Movies Every American Film Lover Should Watch
Italian cinema. Two words that go together beautifully. It can be tough watching a foreign film but the themes, music, and acting in these five Italian films, including "La Vita é Bella," are enough to make anyone fall in love with "Il Cinema Italiano."
'The Wailing' (2016) Review and Explanation
Do you know your different religions well enough to spot all the clues in this Korean horror story about good vs evil? Even if you don't, you might still take something away from the movie. This is an explanation and review for 'The Wailing.' Watch it on Netflix.
'I Am A Hero' Film Review: A Japanese Zombie Triumph
A Japanese Manga-themed movie with a very likable protagonist and a unique take on how zombies behave. Watch it if you want to see another way to look at them.
Film Review: "The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail"
A review of Akira Kurosawa's 1945 drama
101 Classic Bollywood Movies: The Best Hindi Movies 1950-1990
A list with over 100 of the best old classic Indian movies. Get a short review along with some rare images and video clips.
"A Frozen Flower" (2008): Mediocrity at Its Finest
"A Frozen Flower" is one of the most controversial movies to have ever come out of Korea. After watching it, I realized that there actually may be a an entirely other reason for controversy.
What's the Difference Between a Hollywood Movie and a Bollywood Film?
A comparison of Hollywood and Bollywood movies, using the movie "Kites" as a reference. A review of the Hollywood and Bollywood version of the movie "Kites" is included, and a discussion of sex in Hindi films.
An Analysis of Cinematography in Ozu's "Tokyo Story": Pillow Shots and Symmetry
This article analyzes the cinematography of Ozu's "Tokyo Story" and how it reflects the historical period of post-WWII Japan.
Ten Shaw Brothers Movies Any Kung Fu Movie Fan Must See
A brief bio of Hong Kong's legendary Shaw Brothers Studios along with recommendations and reviews of 10 classic Shaw Brothers' films.
"The 400 Blows:" Antoine Doinel's Place in the French New Wave
In 1959, François Truffaut’s "The 400 Blows" won him the award for best director at the Cannes Film Festival. "The 400 Blows" remains a prime example of the stylistic innovations of the French New Wave. Largely autobiographical, it recounts the story...