Movie and music man. Digging through the ditches of Hong Kong and Malaysian cinema to find what gems may be in there.
Guess I'm showing my true colors for rating a humorously but undoubtedly anti-capitalist film from the Mainland so highly. Eh, that system of government can take a knock or two.
A social dramedy from director Huang Jianxin, introduced to me by peers more attuned with Mainland cinema than I am, I found this to be a thoroughly engaging watch through snappy dialogue and a critique of capitalism that is simultaneously both funny in its absurdity and reflective in just what…
The Tiger Factory has the distinction of being one of the three films from Malaysia that was able to reach the Cannes Film Festival. Well, technically four films but one of them's a documentary about a subject that has nothing to do with Malaysia so I'm not counting that one. Also, the first Malaysian film ever to be shown there, U-Wei Haji Saari's The Arsonist, being god awful does not give the best first impressions.
However, perhaps I am mellowing…
When talking about films involving blue space people, we all know which is the obvious better film.
Kiss Daft Punk's asses, James Cameron.
2020 edit: Why is this my most liked post oh god
2021 edit: Rest in peace to one of the greatest duos in music history.