Category: film reviews

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Chinese Odyssey 2002

Is it possible to write a nonsensical story with a purpose? Jeffrey Lau’s early millennium period comedy -sometimes wuxia sometimes musical- of ‘imprisoned’ Imperial siblings that meet their destined lovers in the outcasts of a tiny village during the Ming dynasty seems to prove it.

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Case of Hana & Alice, The

Fresh of her mother’s divorce, Arisugawa Tetsuko hears about the mysterious murder of a student, and meets the peculiar shut-in girl named Hana with whom she’ll form a unique friendship of misheard words and quirky plans gone wrong.

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Monster Hunt

An orphan with a crippled leg gets impregnated by a Queen Monster and gets aided by a female Monster Hunter who just wants to make a quick buck with a baby turnip monster.

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Haru’s Journey (Japanese Film)

Haru’s Journey is an intimate and quietly affecting film about a retired fisherman who takes his granddaughter on a trip to visit family members in hopes that someone will take him in.

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Blanka (2015)

A little orphan girl and a blind street musician travel to the city, so she can get herself a mother.