Kwaidan: A Different Type of Horror (Part I). Beautiful film, but a bit hard to follow so I wrote an analysis which contains heavy spoilers.
I discovered books through films. Check out my list of books I want to read.
One thing I love about Hong Kong films back in the 80s to mid-90s is that it has the tendency to praise hard work and perseverance. Netflix did a great job at recommending Painted Faces to me as I really enjoyed watching martial arts films but not all of them are made with passion and care. This… Continue reading Painted Faces (1988) Review: Never Look Down on Yourself Even if People Do
I have always admired those who play chess and are good at it because I don’t know how to play or even know the rules. It seems to require a lot of strategies. I would love to learn how to play one day. It sounds like a difficult game and a game which involves having… Continue reading The Magic Blade (1976) Review: Life Is A Game of Chess
If you have been following this blog, you probably know that I enjoyed Female Prisoner Jailhouse 41 very much. Some would argue that the film is a response to the Feminist Movement, calling out all men as filthy horn dogs. Women became criminals because men have wronged them in some ways (okay maybe I am going a… Continue reading Female Prisoner Scorpion 701’s Grudge Song (1972) Review
It’s so difficult not to fall in love with the one-armed swordsman as he exhibits all the masculine traits of what it means to be a man. Ideally, he really is the perfect man. I watched this film several times–not just for the poetic concept of masculinity, but for the cinematography. It’s a visually attractive… Continue reading The One-Armed Swordsman (1967): The Servant Leader