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Storytelling from Taiwan: Ang Lee’s Life of Pi

Storytelling from Taiwan: Ang Lee’s Life of Pi

Having relocated to the north-east coast of Taiwan only a matter of weeks ago, my partner and I ventured out to the cinemas of Taiwan for the first time. With some shoddy directions we stumbled down a dead-end road where five Taiwanese children were out playing on the street. After giggling at our white faces, … Continue reading

Trailer reel trumps Skyfall

Trailer reel trumps Skyfall

Finally trundled into my lame local Vue to see Skyfall this evening, which was long-winded and tense. I was also disappointed that the sky didn’t literally shatter and fall in. That aside, I nearly orgasmed at the trailer reel for the winter cinema season: The Hobbit  (13th December) !!! Life of Pi  (14th December) Django … Continue reading

Review: Killing Them Softly – Andrew Dominik

Review: Killing Them Softly – Andrew Dominik

Adapted from George V. Higgins’ novel Cogan’s Trade, Andrew Dominik brings the American gangster crime-noir to the cinematic screen as Killing Them Softly. Breezing in on the tail-end of Drive, Killing Them Softly is obviously influenced not only by Winding Refn, but also Scorcese and Tarantino. The film interlinks various characters that are all in … Continue reading