Posts Tagged ‘Wong Kar-Wai’

Podcast On Fire 263: The Hire (Season 1)

In 2001, BMW released a series of short films for the internet starring Clive Owen. Showcasing their chosen models of cars but also giving said directors the freedom to inject their style and voices, across 3 seasons, this included Asian talent such as John Woo, Ang Lee and Wong Kar-Wai and over the next two episodes we’ll be looking at the in total 9 shorts, starting with the first 5:

Ambush by John Frankenheimer, Chosen by Ang Lee, The Follow by Wong Kar-Wai, Star by Guy Ritchie and Powder Keg by Alejandro González Iñárritu. With Kenny B and Paul Fox of the East Screen West Screen podcast.

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Podcast On Fire Network Bonus Episode 38: Members Only Archive Dusted #15

Consisting of outtakes and deleted material (previously only available to forum members) out of Japan On Fire 3, Podcast On Fire 51 and 52 with Stoo, Kenny B and Mike Banner from 2009, this collection feature tangents and outtakes concerning Royal Warriors, Henry Sanada and his teddybear, the perplexing end of King Of Comedy, the then latest Thai actioners and Ken praises Wong Kar-Wai. But only for a short while.

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See the cast of CHUNGKING EXPRESS, 20 Years Later

See the cast of CHUNGKING EXPRESS then and now

Released originally 20 years ago, the multi-award winning drama from Wong Kar-Wai consists of two stories told in sequence, each about a lovesick Hong Kong policeman mulling over his relationship with a woman. (Wikipedia) Read the rest of this entry »

Podcast On Fire 162: As Tears Go By & Mad Detective

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Mixing vintage Hong Kong cinema of the recognizeable kind rather than us going for obscure only has been our tac this year but the programmer of this episode Dr. Lam brings Kenny B and Tom K-W a slice of current too. First up is our review of Wong Kar-wai’s debut movie, the triad-romance As Tears Go By from 1988 and second is Lau Ching-wan’s welcome back party into the fold of Milkyway Image in the form of Johnnie To’s and Wai Ka-fai’s Mad Detective.

Ken’s note. Audio gets a little low on my end at points for some reason. Sorry about that.

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Podcast On Fire 144: The Walking Dead, End Of Watch, Stormriders

Stoo and Andy return to provide you with your dose of Caucasian and Asian in a podcast! Touching upon The Walking Dead (after the credits there’s  discussion of the mid-season finale), End Of Watch and thoughts on trailers for Snitch and Wong Kar-wai’s The Grandmasters, feature topic comes in the form of a look back on Andrew Lau’s special effects, fantasy extravaganza Stormriders.

Contact the show via email at podcastonfire at googlemail.com, on our Facebook page and Facebook group (NEW) or Twitter (@podcastonfire, @sogoodreviews) and SUBSCRIBE to our iTunes feed. Music courtesy of Brian Kirby (http://briankirby.net) whose awesome clothing line you can find at http://www.shelflifeclothing.com/. Read the rest of this entry »

In the Mood for Love (2000)

Hong Kong, 1962. Chan Li-Zhen (Maggie Cheung) is a secretary whose married, her husband is a businessman who spends most, if not all of his time going on business trips to Japan. Chan moves into a spare room of a rather cramp tenement building. She is then introduced to Chow Mo-Wan (Tony Leung).

Chow, a married man has just moved into the a spare room in the flat next door to Chan, his wife is also dedicated to her job and is never around when Chow’s around.

Over the course of four years the relationship between these two neighbors go from exchanging glances in the streets to secretly staying over in each others rooms and going away to hotels to be in each others company with having to sneak around. Read the rest of this entry »

Podcast On Fire 52: WKW love/hate continues and Ken loves a pig

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Firmly going on record what Wong Kar-wai films they love (and hate), Stoo and Ken lead a show that also includes a major sales pitch for the McDull-franchise (and merchandise). Check out the imbedded videos below for a look at the love directed towards each respective character brought up in this podcast. DO EXCUSE THE TECHNICAL IMPERFECTIONS OF THE SHOW AGAIN. WE PROMISE TO GET BETTER.

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