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The Fifth Element (1997)

France 126m, Colour Director: Luc Besson; Cast: Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Chris Tucker, Ian Holm, Milla Jovovich The Fifth Element is a highly inventive and visually striking comedic science fiction … Continue reading

10/29/2017 · 4 Comments

The God of Cookery (1996)

Hong Kong 92m, Colour Director: Stephen Chow; Cast: Stephen Chow, Karen Mok, Vincent Kuk, Ng Man-tat, Lee Siu-Kei, Tats Lau A master chef martial arts mash-up, The God of Cookery … Continue reading

03/18/2017 · Leave a comment

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994)

US/Japan 123m, Colour Director: Kenneth Branagh; Cast: Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hulce, Helena Bonham Carter, Ian Holm, John Cleese, Aidan Quinn. As an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s novel … Continue reading

11/04/2016 · 5 Comments

Candyman (1992)

US 99m, Colour Director: Bernard Rose; Cast: Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Xander Berkeley, Kasi Lemmons, Vanessa Williams Adapted from Clive Barker’s short story entitled The Forbidden, Candyman is a supernatural … Continue reading

10/28/2016 · 2 Comments

Red Sorghum (1987)

China 95m, Colour Director: Zhang Yimou; Cast: Gong Li, Jiang Wen, Teng Rujun, Ji Chunhua Presented as a rural folk tale about collective labour, Red Sorghum is a story told … Continue reading

10/14/2016 · Leave a comment

Naked Lunch (1991)

Canada/UK/US/Japan 115m, Colour Director: David Cronenberg; Cast: Peter Welle, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Julian Sands, Roy Scheider Naked Lunch is a surreal trip into the drug induced world of creative … Continue reading

10/03/2016 · 2 Comments

Raise the Red Lantern (1991)

China/Hong Kong/Taiwan 125m, Colour Director: Zhang Yimou; Cast: Gong Li, Ma Jingwu, He Caifei, Cao Cuifen, Jin Shuyuan Raise the Red Lantern is the dramatic story of a young woman … Continue reading

10/02/2016 · Leave a comment