Posts Tagged ‘Films’

What’s Korean Cinema? 31 – The Road To Sampo

We talk of a director and his last movie before passing away at a young age. But we also talk of a director that was so revered and still is so we’ll have a meaty bio and discussion about what made Lee Man-hee so admired as well as reviewing his last movie The Road To Sampo. With Kenny B and Paul Quinn of Hangul Celluloid.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Lee Man-hee biography & discussion
54m 08s – The Road To Sampo review

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Podcast On Fire 245: Railroad Tigers

Director Ding Sheng goes for a third collaboration with star Jackie Chan after a period effort/buddy comedy/road movie with a heart in the form of Little Big Soldier and the hostage drama Police Story 2013. So for heist shenanigans in war times in the form of Railroad Tigers, is the duo going to be 3 for 3? With Kenny B and Phil G of Eastern Film Fans.

Thank you to Fetch Publicity and Well Go USA for providing the disc for review.

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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 Lost In Time from 2003. Also Michael Wong as a Scotsman and Kelly Chen gets cancer in Lost And Found. With Kenny B and special co-host Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen – Podcast.

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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 Network in Jacob Cheung’s Always On My Mind from 1993. With Kenny B and featuring the grand return of Hong Kong Dave.

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 35: Wong Chun & Eric Tsang interview

Available here in audio as well as written form here, in this bonus episode (in collaboration with the Unseen Films blog) you’ll find an interview with Wong Chun (director of Mad World) and actor Eric Tsang recorded on July 12th at the New York Asian Film Festival.

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Wong Chun & Eric Tsang interview

The below interview is also accompanied by a bonus episode available here. I recently did a little collaboration with the Unseen Films blog (unseenfilms.blogspot.com) as site writer Steve Kopian was going to get a chance to interview actor and filmmaker Eric Tsang at the 2017 New York Asian Film Festival. Eric was there to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the festival and Steve interviewed not only Eric but also the director of Mad World Wong Chun (starring Shawn Yue and Eric Tsang). Lovehkfilm said of Mad World:

“Remarkably sensitive and restrained look at a bi-polar-suffering Hong Konger from first time feature director Wong Chun. Shawn Yue is very effective in the lead role, though Eric Tsang outshines him as his caring father. One of Hong Kong Cinema’s more surprising and worthy films in 2016. A remarkably sensitive look at mental illness in Hong Kong.”

So along with translator Frank Djeng and Jared King, Steve sat down with the director and actor to talk Mad World, dramatic acting and how this fits into Eric’s career as a whole. I was asked to contribute a few questions and Unseen Films were kind enough to let us use the audio as a compliment to this transcribed interview both available on Podcast On Fire and Unseen Films. Thank you again to Steve and Jared for letting me submit some personal questions as a fan and as a fan of people evolving their craft as either veterans or newcomers. Also a big thanks to Emma Griffith and Subway Cinema for setting up the sessions, John DiBello for the final edit of the interview and also director Wong Chun and Eric Tsang for taking the time. Read the rest of this entry »

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, by Derek Yee. Also, Johnnie To directs Chow Yun-fat all the way to a Best Actor statue at the Hong Kong Film Awards in All About Ah Long from 1989. With Kenny B and special co-host Kevin Ma of the East Screen West Screen podcast and Asia In Cinema.

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