Starring: Leslie Cheung, Joey Wong, Wu Ma, Wang Zuxian Director: Siu-Tung Ching When a hapless young tax collector wanders into town, no one will give him shelter and he's forced to take refuge in a haunted temple. There he meets a misanthropic Taoist warrior and a beautiful girl, who harbours a deadly secret: she is… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)
Starring: Madison Wolfe, Zoe Saldana, Imogen Poots Director: Anders Walter Barbara Thorson (Madison Wolfe) has problems. She has no friends and being raised by her older sister means her home life is chaotic. But Barbara has a bigger problem. No one else knows, but her town is being threatened by giants. Giants only she can… Continue reading Preview: I Kill Giants (2017)
Starring: Claude Rains, Lon Chaney Jr, Bela Lugosi, Warren Williams, Evelyn Ankers Director: George Waggner Part of the Universal monsters cycle, The Wolf Man is an enduring horror classic. While there had been werewolf movies before this, this was the one that grabbed audiences by the throat and made them sit up and take notice.… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Wolf Man (1941)
Last weekend, we headed into Oxford for the day. Those of you who are Harry Potter fans will know that a number of the locations used in the films are there. It's a beautiful city, with it's university and architecture that largely hasn't changed in the last 500 years. It inspired us (my partner and… Continue reading Five Things That Surprised Me On Rewatching the Harry Potter Films.
Starring: Matt Damon, Tian Jing, Willem Dafoe Director: Yimou Zhang If you've ever wondered why the Chinese built their Great Wall, and then Googled it, thought the real history was boring, and wanted more dragons, then this film is for you. Which is crazy, because the real history of the Great Wall is a fascinating… Continue reading The Great Wall (2016)
Starring: Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, Toby Jones, John C Reilly Director: Matteo Garrone When you think of fairy tales, stories for children spring to mind: princesses, fairies, heroes. But it's easy to forget how dark those stories were in their original incarnations. In this retelling of stories from Giambattista Basile, who wrote them sometime in… Continue reading Tale Of Tales (2015)