Posts Tagged ‘Thriller’

What’s Korean Cinema? 38 – Double Agent

You can take a far more gentle approach to North Korean infiltration into South Korea, as opposed to the animalistic, head chopping ways in Shiri, and when you’re a screenwriter making your directorial debut, it makes sense it is less noisy and more story driven. This is what you’ll face in Kim Hyeon-jeong’s Double Agent from 2003. With Kenny B and Hangul Celluloid’s Paul Quinn.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/notes and discussion of writer and director Kim Hyeon-jeong
20m 43s – North and South Korean conflict/defections.
28m 08s – Double Agent review.

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Podcast On Fire 258: Banana Cop & A Bite Of Love

Welcome back to the George Lam Defaming Sessions! It’s here we determine whether George Lam is Lam… or Lame. Movies chosen for judgment: Banana Cop which sees George play a British Born Chinese and has adventures with a criminal in London played by Teddy Robin Kwan while searching for another. Also, he’s a stupid vampire having stupid romance with not so stupid Rosamund Kwan in A Bite Of Love. ALSO set in London. With Kenny B and Phil G of Eastern Film Fans.

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What’s Korean Cinema? 30 – The Handmaiden

For the 30th episode of What’s Korean Cinema, we return to reviewing something from the cannon of one of the key figures out of the early millenium new wave Korean cinema: Park Chan-wook. But he has proven to be of value to the scene even today and we’ll be looking at is his 2016 erotic thriller The Handmaiden.

Running Times: 
00m 00s – Intro/Park Chan-wook biography & discussion/The Handmaiden production background.
27m 08s – The Handmaiden review

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Podcast On Fire 227: Mummy Dearest & 97 Aces Go Places

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We continue to ask ourselves: Team Tam or not Team Tam? Welcome to Podcast On Fire and the Alan Tam Crapping Hour. As for the first movie up for review, Mummy Dearest is a lesser known Ronny Yu movie where Tam plays a serial killer. Also in the second half, the Aces Go Places formula or franchise comes back for air in 97 Aces Go Places. Is it a breath of fresh air? Well Alan Tam plays dual roles so make of that what you will. With Kenny B as always to discuss all things Team Tam or not Team is Eastern Film Fans head honcho Phil G.

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Taiwan Noir 23: The Fantasy Of Deer Warrior & Double Vision

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Once upon a time there was a big forest and in it sat two podcasters. One found a movie based on a fairy tale about deers fighting wolves (and there’s also exotic dancing) and the other found a movie where West meets East mixed with a possibly supernatural serial killer plotting. Far apart in genre and production year, Taiwan Noir takes a look at 1961’s The Fantasy Of Deer Warrior and in the second half, Chen Kuo-fu’s Double Vision starring Tony Leung and David Morse.

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00m 00s – Intro/The Fantasy Of Deer Warrior background
18m 05s – The Fantasy Of Deer Warrior review
41m 25s – Double Vision background
47m 14s – Double Vision review

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Podcast On Fire 223: Fearless Hyena & Infernal Affairs III

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One starts off his directing career, another troupe is concluding their crime saga. We are therefore covering Jackie Chan’s directorial debut Fearless Hyena and the finale to the ‘Infernal Affairs’ trilogy where we go back and forward but there is a period put on the continuous hell theme in Infernal Affairs III. With Kenny B and Phil G of Eastern Film Fans.

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Podcast On Fire 222: Righting Wrongs & Aces Go Places

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Hong Kong cinema is the cinema of contrasts, often in the same movie but this week, dark is kept to one movie and light within the other. Starting with Corey Yuen’s dark actioner Righting Wrongs where Yuen Biao loses faith in the justice system. And in the second half, the review of Cinema City’s cashcow Aces Go Places. Classic leading man pairing, comedy and internationally flavored stunt work, Hong Kong audiences loved the mix. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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