Monthly Archives: February 2013

Django Unchained

4.5 out of 5 One thing I dislike about Taiwan is that sometimes it takes a long time for a film to be released here. Coming from Indonesia, well, Southeast Asia in general, films are released much sooner than the … Continue reading

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Waylaid

4 out of 5 Author: Ed Lin This is really close for being the 21st century’s version of The Catcher in the Rye. Sets in 1980s Jersey Shore, the main character, a teenage Chinese-American boy, struggles with his raging hormones … Continue reading

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Thirst

4.5 out of 5 In the midst of Twilight confusion, Park Chang Wook came up with a brilliant and pleasantly sickening vampire drama/romance/comedy/in and out mad film. Seriously, if people want to watch vampire film, why can’t they watch GOOD … Continue reading

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Parrot & Olivier in America

4 out of 5 Author: Peter Carey Olivier-Jean-Baptiste de Clarel de Barfleur de Garmont is a young and idealistic French aristocrat. Born from orthodox aristocratic parents who despise everything about the French revolution, Olivier grew up believing that each human … Continue reading

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The Bird People in China (中國的鳥人)

4 out of 5 Takashi Miike is known for his gangster films such as Dead or Alive and Ichi The Killer. If he’s not making yakuza-related films, he makes weird and absurd shorts such as The Box. Even his mainstream … Continue reading

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Madame X

3.5 out of 5 No, this is not Lana Turner’s dark and twisted Madame X. This is an Indonesian cult film about a transvestite superheroine fighting for justice. As an Indonesian living abroad, it took me a while to finally … Continue reading

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Gentlemen Broncos

4 out of 5 You will either hate or love this film. In my case, I love it very much. Gentlemen Broncos is written and directed by Jared and Jerusha Hess, the people who brought us Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho … Continue reading

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