Screenshot from the movie Heneral Luna

Heneral Luna

Heneral Luna (2015, Philippines) For many years now, I seldom go to the cinema to watch movies. I’m more of the loner who is contented in watching them on video at the comfort of my home. So most of the time, I haven’t watched the movie other have watched over the weekend. Although I’m late, Read more about Heneral Luna[…]

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A Successful Mix of Horror and Comedy

Pee Mak (2013, Thailand) My husband and daughter asked me to join them watch a video one Saturday morning. It was a horror comedy film directed by Banjong Pisanthanaku, the same director that brought us the chilling suspense Shutter. The film is a retelling of an age-old folklore, Mae Nak Phra Kanong. The story is Read more about A Successful Mix of Horror and Comedy[…]

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Comrades: Almost A Love Story

COMRADES: ALMOST A LOVE STORY (1996, Hong Kong) I fell in love with this film when I first saw it back in 2001. And it’s good to see it again after fourteen years. This Peter Chan film stars Maggie Cheung and Leon Lai. Leon Lai plays Li Xiao Jun, a naive immigrant from mainland China Read more about Comrades: Almost A Love Story[…]

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Clannad

CLANNAD (Japan, 2007) is a Japanese fantasy-drama anime film directed by Osamu Dezaki and based on the graphic novel of the same title by Key. It follows the story of Tomoya Okazaki, a third year high school student of Hikarizara, a loner due to a distant father who works at night, a mother who died when Read more about Clannad[…]

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The Place Promised in Our Early Days

THE PLACE PROMISED IN OUR EARLY DAYS (Japan, 2004) a.k.a. Kumo no Muko Yakusoku no Basho [literally translated as “Beyond the Clouds, the Promised Place”] is a Japanese anime film created and directed by Makoto Shinkai. The genre is a romantic sci-fi drama with military tone. Set in the mid-90s, the film follows the story Read more about The Place Promised in Our Early Days[…]

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Tale of Genji: A Thousand Year Enigma

TALE OF GENJI: A THOUSAND YEAR ENIGMA (Genji Monogatari: Sennen no Nazo) (Japan, 2011) Directed by: Yasuo Tsuruhashi Genre: Period / Romance Tale of Genji: A Thousand Year Enigma is based on Japan’s oldest known romantic literary work, The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu, a Japanese novelist, poet, and lady-in-waiting at the Imperial Court Read more about Tale of Genji: A Thousand Year Enigma[…]

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A Different Take on Extra-Marital Affairs

BEFORE SUNRISE (Yoake no Machi de), 2011, Japan I missed the start of this Japanese film on Screen Red (HBO Asia) earlier. And according to their website, there will be no other show time this month. I tried looking for it online but I only found trailers, not the full movie version. Before Sunrise, also Read more about A Different Take on Extra-Marital Affairs[…]