Parody gone wrong in 'Match Girl' 2004/10/08, Source, They say that the secret of producing a commercially, not to mention artistically, successful parody film is to use the sillier aspects of your target genre as a source of creative inspiration to write a screenplay chock-o-block full of in-jokes, references and send-ups of the cliches.
Until his film "The Isle" ("Seom") was invited to the Venice Film Festival in 2000, Kim Ki-duk was probably the most notoriou,...More
Lots of slap but no tickle in 'Lies' 2004/09/10, Source, Back in the dark days of the 1990s, Madonna was setting the musical world afire with her raunchy lyrics and sexually provocative music videos. The memories of listening to Mrs. Guy Ritchie cooing "treat me like I'm a bad girl" and "I don't want you to thank me, you can just spank me", from the song,...More
Critic turns spotlight on local films 2004/08/04, Source, As a film critic and an expert on East-Asian films, Tony Rayns has shaped what the Western audience understands as Asian cinema.
He's introduced some of today's most established artistic directors in the region, publicizing some of the central figures of China's "fifth-generation filmmakers", nota,...More
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