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Melodrama Season

Podcast On Fire 244: Melodrama Season FINALE – Lost In Time & Lost And Found

Welcome to the conclusion of Melodrama Season and while there’s still terminal disease in the air, one director tries to nurse his character back to life again in a different way and proves that even though he’s dead, Louis Koo will get third billing. That and more in our review and discussion of Derek Yee’s …

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Podcast On Fire 243: Melodrama Season – Funeral March & Always On My Mind

For the second installment of Melodrama Season, we review another terminal disease-movie. But what happens when you structure it around finding the strength and will to live surrounded by a genuinely life-affirming atmos… well you get Joe Ma’s Funeral March from 2001. Starring one of the Twins. Also Michael Hui gets cancer meets Sidney Lumet’s …

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Podcast On Fire 242: Melodrama Season – C’est La Vie Mon Cheri & All About Ah Long

We’ve done Vampire, Jackie Chan and Gambling Season before but now for three episodes of Podcast On Fire, we look at a group of tear jerkers out of Hong Kong cinema. We open in 1993 the multiple award winner C’est La Vie, Mon Cheri,┬áby Derek Yee. Also, Johnnie To directs Chow Yun-fat all the way …

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