VCinema 2010 Year-End Wrap Up, Part Two

This is the second article out of a series of three (parts one and threecan be found here and here, respectively) and includes the 2010...

VCinema 2010 Year-End Wrap Up, Part One

2010 was indeed a big year for VCinema (and, speaking of which, our first anniversary is coming in late January 2011).  We had to figure...

Oishii Man (South Korea, 2008)

As such recent misfires as Kwak Jae-yong’s Cyborg She (2008), Yu Lik-wai’s Plastic City (2008) and Sngmoo Lee’s The Warrior’s Way (2010) have demonstrated, international...

Last Life in the Universe (Thailand, 2003)

In the intellectually weighty 1998 tome Death and Metaphysics – Heidegger on Nothingness and the Meaning of Being, Death and Philosophy, Peter Kraus argues that,...

Episode 19: Stray Bullet

In this episode, we continue our exploration into post World War II film by reviewing the 1961 film Stray Bullet (aka Obaltan and Aimless Bullet),...

Score (Japan, 1995)

In 1994, the documentary filmmaker Mike White delivered a minor blow to Quentin Tarantino’s prematurely over-sized ego when he hit the festival circuit with Who...

Gate Of Flesh (Japan, 1964)

Seijun Suzuki’s military career in the Imperial Japanese Army was nothing less than comically horrific.  Conscripted in 1943 and sent to East Abiko, Chiba for...

The Host (South Korea, 2006)

At the time of production, The Host was the most expensive film in the history of the South Korean film industry with an estimated budget...

Confession of Pain (Hong Kong, 2006)

‘Why are you going off at a tangent?’ asks fresh-faced police detective Bong (Takeshi Kaneshiro) of his veteran partner Hei (Tony Leung) over a glass...

Episode 18: Twenty-Four Eyes

Prepare to wipe those tears!  This episode has us looking at a golden classic of post-war (1954 was the film’s year of release, to be...