Blu-Ray Review: Boat People (Ann Hui, 1982, Criterion Collection)

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The Criterion Collection is a distribution company which has been operating for many years, remastering and bringing back to life many old, forgotten or just plain lesser-seen films from around the world. Initially a US-only company, it recently started releasing Blu-Rays in the UK as well. Sadly there are some Criterion films which don’t make […]

Blu-Ray Review: Midnight (Kwon Oh-seung, 2021, Eureka Entertainment)

Being a follower of Eureka Entertainment’s Twitter account, Midnight is a film I’ve been hearing quite a lot about for the past year or so, from its initial limited release (which I sadly couldn’t get to any screenings of) all the way up to its Blu Ray release this week. It’s safe to say I […]

Blu-Ray Review: Armour of God (Deluxe Collector’s Edition, 88 Films)

I have really enjoyed some of Jackie Chan’s Hong Kong action stuff in the past, and also really liked 88 Films recent release of The Young Master, so when I heard about this Armour of God release I was excited. It’s a Jackie Chan film I haven’t seen before, and it sounded like it’d be […]

Review: Goodbye, Dragon Inn (Tsai Ming-Liang, 2003)

“Did you know this theatre is haunted?” The first line spoken by a character in the film, nearly 45 minutes into its running time, perfectly encapsulates the feeling of Goodbye, Dragon Inn.  It’s the final night of business for an old-fashioned Taipei cinema, and 1967 wuxia classic Dragon Inn plays in a cavernous theatre to a […]

Five of the Best: Food Moments in Film

This film was first made as a video list, available here: Food is a huge part of every-day life. We (usually) interact with it every day, it gives us energy, pleasure, a link to our shared cultures and histories, and an excuse to interact with each other. We literally need it to survive! Considering how […]

Review: Kim Ji-young, Born 1982 (Kim Do-young, 2019)

Kim Ji-young, Born 1982 is a film about a woman in her 30s named Ji-young (Jung Yu-mi) who has recently given birth to her first child and acts as a stay-at-home mother while her husband Jung Dae-hyun (Gong Yoo) continues working. Since the birth of their child, Ji-young has started acting strangely. From time to […]

Blu-Ray Review: Family Values: Three Films by Hirokazu Kore-eda (Arrow Boxset)

Looking through the some of the reviews I’ve done for this site already, it’s pretty clear that I am a fan of much of Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s work. So, it seems only natural for me to want to buy Arrow’s three-film Kore-eda boxset Family Values, one of two Kore-eda boxsets commercially available in the […]

Review: The Times of Harvey Milk (Rob Epstein, 1984)

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Version watched: UK Criterion Collection Blu Ray The Times of Harvey Milk is a documentary about the rise, election and subsequent assassination of gay San Francisco politician Harvey Milk, comprised of news and archival footage, and interviews with those who knew him, narrated by Harvey Fierstein. The decision to open the film with footage of […]