The Big Ride: Almost Famous

Cameron Crowe's semi-autobiographical Almost Famous (1999) may just be one of Hollywood's most enjoyable and rewarding films of the year. For those ever touched by

The Belated Auteurism of Johnnie To

From genre thrashing to genre deconstruction; an overview of this prolific Hong Kong filmmaker

The Sixth Day

I remember the days early in Schwarzenegger's career. From the early '80s, right up until the start of the '90s. He was king of the

Notes on Tsai Ming-Liang’s The River

Some general observations on a contemporary masterpiece

Requiem for a Dream

In Requiem for a Dream (2000), director Darren Aronofsky taps into several obsessions of American culture, chiefly the idea of happiness, which is frequently confused

Unsentimental Journey: A Glimpse into the Cinema of Mikio Naruse

Acquarello gives due to a cinema devoted to human struggle in the face of despair

Temptation of a Monk

Teo considers Law's take on the epic, period film

Mallboy

A sensitive account of this recent Australian film

On Four Prosaic Formulas which Might Summarize Hou’s Poetics

A solid and fascinating account of the ideas at play in Hou's cinema, and their relation to Mizoguchi

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