Three Films that Make Me Want to Read the Book

I love books, but I feel that it’s becoming more of a luxury pastime leisure. Hard to focus reading when your mind is constantly on the go–literally it’s hard reading when you feel restless which is why I never read a book while walking, although I have seen some do it and it always put…… Continue reading Three Films that Make Me Want to Read the Book

Parasite (2019) Review: The Insects of the Society

Have you read Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis? Let’s pretend you haven’t read it, then I shall give you a quick summary because if you came to me and ask me what Parasite is all about — I would tell you it’s the opposite of The Metamorphosis. You see, there is one thing they both have in common:…… Continue reading Parasite (2019) Review: The Insects of the Society

Painted Faces (1988) Review: Never Look Down on Yourself Even if People Do

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 a job at recommending Painted Faces to me as I really enjoyed watching martial arts films but not all of them are made with…… Continue reading Painted Faces (1988) Review: Never Look Down on Yourself Even if People Do

The Magic Blade (1976) Review: Life Is A Game of Chess

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 strategy. 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

Female Prisoner Scorpion 701’s Grudge Song (1972) Review: Your “Thingy” Will Get Sting

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…… Continue reading Female Prisoner Scorpion 701’s Grudge Song (1972) Review: Your “Thingy” Will Get Sting

My 50th Post YAY!

It’s my 50th post, finally! Hurray! Workload has been heavy so I don’t have much energy to craft a well thought out post. Normally, it takes me about a whole week to revise and think of what I want to communicate to readers. Writing doesn’t always come effortlessly, especially for someone as quiet as I…… Continue reading My 50th Post YAY!

Kwaidan: A Different Type of Horror (Part I)

What does haunting mean exactly? Does haunting consists of ghosts and terror? Haunting is like a whiff of cigarette smoke lingering in the air which won’t subside, or an ancient ruin that once stood proudly in splendor only to be left abandoned and rotten as time progresses. This is the feeling I get from watching…… Continue reading Kwaidan: A Different Type of Horror (Part I)

The One-Armed Swordsman (1967): The Servant Leader

It’s so difficult not to fall in love with the one-armed swordman as he exhibits all the masculine traits on 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