Gu Gu the Cat

Asako, a comic book artist in her early forties, is devastated by the death of her precious cat, Sava, which kept her company for over 15 years as her assistant Naomi watches on with concern. {loadpositioncontent_adsensecontent2} Naomi is a young woman in her early twenties, who has her set of worries about love and future….

Ocean Flame

A Cannes Film Festival selection and the opening film of the Summer IFF, director Liu Fendou?s Ocean Flame arrives with plenty of hype and momentum. But while artsy film buffs may find the film intriguing, its hard to see how this will appeal to a mainstream audiences. {loadpositioncontent_adsensecontent2} Ocean Flame, which is based on a…

Cape No. 7

Aga left Hengchun for Taipei in the hope of becoming the singer in a band. After ten years of hard work, he returns home, his dream unfulfilled, and soon gets a job at the local post office. {loadpositioncontent_adsensecontent2} Tomoko is a Japanese model going down in popularity who is just asked to put together a…

A Very Long Engagement

It is 1919. Mathilde is 19 years old. Two years earlier, her fianc? Manech left for the Somme war front. {loadpositioncontent_adsensecontent2} Like millions of others, the official records state that he has been “killed in action”. However, Mathilde refuses to believe this. If Manech had really died, she would have known. She follows her intuition,…

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The Holiday

One film that has laid low on our radar but could be the next Love Actually – but without all the English and a little less love – is Columbia Pictures’ The Holiday. In this movie by writer/director Nancy Meyers’ (Something’s Gotta Give,¬†What Women Want), two women on opposite sides of the globe, Amanda Woods…

The Notebook

Ladies, grab those tissues. If you dig movies that smatter with vows of everlasting love and dramatic passion, this adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ best selling novel will be good exercise for your tear ducts. In The Notebook Noah Calhoun (Ryan Gosling) and Allie Hamilton (Rachel McAdams) meet as teenagers in a pre-World War II setting…

The Jacket

In a movie with parallels of 13 Monkeys, we find a war-vet returning home suffering from amnesia. He then becomes accused of a murder, landing himself in an insane asylum. In an experimental attempt at cure, his doctor sedates him with a heavy course of experimental drugs, restrains him in a straight jacket device, and…

Wicker Park

The only thing I knew about Wicker Park before catching it was that it belonged to a lesser-known genre called the ‘romantic thriller’. Naturally, Wicker Park opens with an atmosphere of mystery, a certain elusive quality evoked mostly by director Paul McGuigan’s disorienting but lyrical narrative style and perhaps, Josh Hartnett’s dreamy eyes. By the…

Brokeback Mountain

In a week’s time, one of the most significant movies of our time will hit the projection screen. Significant not because Krystof Kiewslowski made it, or because it cost $200 million to make, but because it will have two men making out on screen and more. And we just know it’s gonna make a lot…

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