For years, I have wondered why there is no Bollywood adaptation of Face/Off (1997). The story and the OTT performances seem perfect for the filmi treatment. Bollywood loves the following key elements of this beloved classic: convoluted, unlikely scientific processes, complete with bubbling lab equipment brothers grieving parents […]
Our friends at the Projection Booth watch Leo McCarey’s The Awful Truth (1937). “Screwball month continues with a look at Leo McCarey’s The Awful Truth (1937). Based on the play by Arthur Richman, the film stars Cary Grant and Irene Dunn as Jerry and Lucy Warriner, a couple […]
Subtitled interview with filmmaker Johnnie To at Art & Piece magazine. “To talks about what informs his filmmaking, the influence of Akira Kurosawa, comparisons with Takeshi Kitano, his love of widescreen and film, his relationship with fellow director Ringo Lam, and his latest project Septet: The Story of […]
At The Hustle, Mark Dent writes about the history of “Easter eggs” at Atari. “Clayton had picked up a dot, a secret key, in a black castle and carried it back to an earlier room where the dot granted him access to a door. Inside the door was […]
SCMP has a nice piece on the history of Shaw Brothers’ Studio’s Movietown as it is slated to become apartments and “villas.” “Shaw Brothers’ Movietown studio complex in Hong Kong’s Sai Kung district is being transformed into a residential enclave, a decade after production ceased at the birthplace […]
Our friends at the Feminine Critique podcast watch Toshio Matsumoto’s Funeral Parade of Roses (1969) and Macoto Tezuka’s The Legend of the Stardust Brothers (1985). “There will be rock zombies!” Listen here.