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Headshot (2012)


Headshot screens at the Sydney Film Festival on June 13 & 14. Check the festival schedule for times.

Pen-ek Ratanaruang has always been a bit of a philosopher. When he burst onto the scene with the high octane comedy of errors crime caper 6ixtynin9 it looked like he was setting himself up to be the next Tarantino/Rodriguez/Park-type urban thriller auteur. That didn’t happen. Last Life in the Universe and Invisible Waves and Nymph happened, and it looked like he was … (read more)

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HKIFF 2011 News and Reviews

Our loyal readers would know that we love blogging about the Hong Kong International Film Festival, and we did so in 200204, 05, 06 and 08. I am not aware of any of us being there this year, and so I have had to satisfy my cravings for the HKIFF through reading some of the great articles posted on other blogs. You will find below the links to the most awesome articles I have read … (read more)

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Asian Cinema at the Melbourne International Film Festival 2015

It’s a little over two weeks until the 2015 edition of MIFF kicks off, and I don’t have enough time this year, sadly, to do a full rundown of every film from Asia showing at the festival like I did for SFF. Nonetheless, it would be remiss of me not to post about a few highlights; here’s a short rundown from my perusal of the program.

It’s jam-packed, as usual: the Accent on Asia stream alone has twenty-two films listed, … (read more)

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AIFF 2011 Coming Soon

Late Feb brings festival season to Adelaide, and the program is huge. I’ve not had a chance to look over the full list (we’ll try and write up a preview shortly!) but a few things that fall squarely into Heroic Cinema’s purview jump out of the list at me:

  • Cold Fish (Japan, 2010, dir: Sion Sono)
    The most recent film from controversial director Sion Sono (Strange Circus, Suicide Club), and it looks like a winner.
  • God of
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Blissfully Yours (2002)

Is there a better way to spend your afternoon than sitting around watching other people spend their afternoon?

I think not!

Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Blissfully Yours is one of the most thought provoking, enchanting and poignant films made recently. However, you should avoid this film if you: A) lack patience, and B) lack patience. Don’t say I haven’t warned you!

Weerasethakul demonstrates his aptness to integrate his skills as an experimental artist into feature film, something that he and his Thai … (read more)

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