A Better Tomorrow III: Love and Death in Saigon (Ying hung boon sik III: Zik yeung ji gor, 1989)

This is another of Tsui Hark’s directorial efforts that I hadn’t seen before. I saw the first two A Better Tomorrow films many years ago at the Seattle Art Museum, of all places, with director John Woo in attendance. I … Continue reading

When Marnie Was There (Omoide no Mânî, 2014)

The latest film from Studio Ghibli was directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, who previously directed The Secret World of Arrietty (2010). This one is slightly more reminiscent of the studio’s more offbeat realistic teen dramas such as Only Yesterday, Ocean Waves, or Whisper of … Continue reading