My dude.....you definetely need to get a jump on that South Korea train. Their comedies are hilarious (its almost as if they stuck in a 2005 time space/not every movie but a few). For an Asian nation, their content is quite westernized. Good action flicks too.My problem with Asian movies is that they are either slow and boring (especially Japanese dramas) or over the top and simplistic, but not fun like old HK action movies.
I also came to hate that unnatural, uber expressive Japanese acting. Is that some sort of remnant of the kabuki theater? So annoying.
Maybe I should stop focusing on Japanese cinema. Thank you for the recommendations.
It's based on Jin-Roh apparently.
Directed by the guy behind A Bittersweet Life, The Good, the Bad and the Weird and I saw the Devil.
Our Little Sister is probably my fav of his. Like Father Like Son is great too. I recommend Still Walking too.Hi everyone
So Iast week, I saw Koreeda's "Our Little Sister" and "Like Father, Like Son" from our library's DVD collection, and ended up loving both. One thing that really impressed me about both these films is the cinematography, and how the look of 35mm film was integral to the feel of the story. I really want to watch them again in HD, but it's really stupid how they release these new movies on DVD for North America with no bluray release! It's a shame, considering how beautiful these films are.
Just venting here a little sorry.
The LGBTQ-themed movie “Kalanchoe No Hana”, starring Mio Imada, have won thirteen awards at the Japanese domestic film festivals already. Shun Nakagawa was acknowledged as an independent film directer and was given several awards at the independent film festivals with his previous work “Totoku Ogosokana Shi”, which focused on the theme of death and dignity. Here he talks about the process of the making of “Kalanchoe No Hana” and his thoughts on the next work.
That's cool. And a reminder that Dragon Inn (1967) is getting a Criterion release next week. As with A Touch of Zen, the cover art is by Greg Ruth. Quite a few more Chinese and Korean movies deserve a Criterion treatment, it's a shame they lost the rights to some of the more important HK movies.Subscribed.
Here is a good starting point https://letterboxd.com/xelume/list/the-criterion-collection-east-asian-edition/
Agreed but it is also a sign that Asian cinema is growing and Criterion simply cannot pay market rate for the licenses.That's cool. And a reminder that Dragon Inn (1967) is getting a Criterion release next week. As with A Touch of Zen, the cover art is by Greg Ruth. Quite a few more Chinese and Korean movies deserve a Criterion treatment, it's a shame they lost the rights to some of the more important HK movies.
It's probably that foreign movies are already niche enough for the west, and consolidating the output to a common banner makes it more digestible than splitting hairs about regional differences (which would require some prior experience to begin with).
If this was a film forum maybe they'd warrant separate threads but basically as a way to encourage more than the bare minimum of post frequency, grouping them is OK. For a western audience as well there probably is a lot of overlap between the audiences.
Don't forget South Asian films too!
Takeshi Kitano is such a brilliant actor. Loved Hana-bi. I am also looking for Outrage Coda.
Big Yu Aoi fan, pretty much watch anything starring her. Hopefully this one will be good. My vacation starts soon so maybe I'll have chanche to watch some of my backlog, too many asian films to watch... Or I try to continue my Tora-san marathon.