While much of Jon M. Chu’s “Crazy Rich Asians” glitters in the film’s opulent settings, gilded homes and flashy outfits and jewels, it’s still just a simple love story made complicated by family. Through painfully honest and emotional moments, the movie becomes irresistibly relatable, even if most of us are not married to or dating secret millionaires. The movie was a monster success, the highest-grossing South Korean film at the time of its release while winning Best Film at the Asian Film Awards. 1 THIRST () Park Chan-wook is one of the most successful South Korean filmmakers and his masterpiece has to be Old Boy as well as the other two movies in The Vengeance Trilogy -- Sympathy.
It’s the movie theater you’ve been waiting for. Literally and figuratively. After a weeklong test run, Eclipse Theaters, S. Third St., is celebrating its grand opening on Thursday, more. “The first Asian American film from a major Hollywood studio in 25 years.” That was the mantle carried by “Crazy Rich Asians” when it arrived in
1. Oldboy (Park Chan Wook, ). Add to that Park’s preposterous sense of humor and distinct irony, as portrayed in the concept of an enterprise that assists people who want someone kidnapped, the elaborate combination of music and image, and some grotesqueness, as in the scene where Dae-su eats an octopus alive (which is an actual scene, not computer generated) . Film Review: Collectors () by Park Jung-bae. Nathan Sartain. Interview with Cathy Yan: I Always Believed that Fact is Stranger Than Fiction. Five Flavours Asian Film Festival. articles. MUBI. 70 articles. Interviews. articles. AMP Cinema For Free. 87 articles. Anime Reviews. articles. Projects. articles. Shorts Reviews.
The first horror film to be entirely written and directed in Laos, and the first Lao feature from a female director, this film really put Mattie Do on the map. Her follow-up Dearest Sister was the first Laos selection to the Oscars, and was 1 of 10 projects selected for Cannes La Fabrique des cinémas du monde. Being of Asian heritage myself, I love this movie. I enjoy seeing an all Asian movie that is comical and makes the whole story about Asia. Though despite all the good things about this movie, it still does not show the rich culture of Asia or help get rid of some of the stereotypes that are associated with Asian Culture.