An Extended Illustration of “I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone”

Ron has written a very interesting, incisive introduction to the last decade or so of an Asian film movement, a significant change of style, termed a Second Wave. One thing is for certain, water is a major element of consideration in Asian films. In advance of anything experimental that American and European films are attempting … Continue reading An Extended Illustration of “I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone”

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PRODUCERS’ FILM PICKS FOR JUNE 2013

  PRODUCERS’ FILM PICKS FOR JUNE 2013   Theme for this month is “Science Fiction--where Science goes for its inspiration.”   THEATRICAL RELEASE   STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS (2013)   Directed by J.J. Abrams @ 132 minutes.   The film stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Bruce Greenwood, Peter Weller, … Continue reading PRODUCERS’ FILM PICKS FOR JUNE 2013

THE GREAT SANTINI @ CSL

Fellow Film Club Members & Movie Buffs: The cinematic theme for this month will be “unconventional fatherhood”. May is underway, and we are working hard to solve our black out curtain issues. It is gratifying that when a problem arises, several members address the issue, and the Club is strengthen by their efforts. The black … Continue reading THE GREAT SANTINI @ CSL

Rebels of the Neon God (1992) as a seminal Asian Second Wave Film

In a post a while back I discussed a film movement from the 1960s that is commonly referred as The French New Wave. Today I want to discuss a more recent group of films and directors that are sometimes characterized as forming an Asian Second New Wave. Ming-liang Tsai is a film director associated with … Continue reading Rebels of the Neon God (1992) as a seminal Asian Second Wave Film

STARBUCK @ THE GRAND CINEMA

Fellow Film Club Members & Movie Buffs:   The TFC theatrical feature now playing at the Grand Cinema, is a wonderfully touching dramedy, in French with subtitles. I saw it recently, and talked with Philip, the Grand’s director, and he loved the film; was sad it is not generating much box office. It will continue … Continue reading STARBUCK @ THE GRAND CINEMA