Contratiempo

Contratiempo (The Invisible Guest)

Contratiempo, also known internationally as The Invisible Guest, is a 2016 Spanish film by Oriol Paulo. Aside from being a crime fiction fan, I also appreciate foreign films like this. The story starts when lawyer Virginia Goodman visits businessman Adrian Doria, who is under house arrest for killing his mistress, fashion photographer Laura Vidal. For Read more about Contratiempo (The Invisible Guest)[…]

Audrie & Daisy

Audrie & Daisy (2016)

Audrie & Daisy is a 2016 American documentary film that tells about two stories of teenage rape cases whose victims were under the influence of alcohol. This film received an Award of Merit from the Peabody Awards recently. AUDRIE POTT, 15 Audrie Pott was 15 when she attended a party with other teenagers. After a Read more about Audrie & Daisy (2016)[…]

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Bonnie And Clyde

I subscribed to Netflix and while looking for a crime movie, I decided to watch again the classic film Bonnie and Clyde. It is a 1967 American film that depicts the criminal life of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow portrayed by Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty respectively. The film also stars Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons, Read more about Bonnie And Clyde[…]

Book cover of On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle

On What Grounds

On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle (2003, The Berkeley Publishing Group) I started to like Cleo Coyle a few years back when I first read “Through the Grinder“, the second book in her Coffeehouse Mystery series. Aside from the mystery story, lessons about coffee and a few tips and recipes are found in the book. Read more about On What Grounds[…]

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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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[…]

The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover movie poster

An Unbelievable Form of Revenge

THE COOK, THE THIEF, HIS WIFE & HER LOVER  (1989, UK and France) While looking for film clips that would help me inspire to write some difficult scenes, I stumbled upon on YouTube this film noir by Peter Greenaway. Rotten Tomatoes said that this is probably Greenaway’s famous film. Also, according the said film review Read more about An Unbelievable Form of Revenge[…]

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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[…]