An Appointment with One’s Dirty Mind

FREAK Ryan Staake, 2014 Human sexuality has always been a selling point in any medium — may it be television, cinema, music, literature. Sex sells. Admit it or not, majority of the human race are racy creatures. Filmmaker Ryan Staake knows this. That’s why he came up with a naughty music video for Freak, a […]

Fave Movie Posters: The Yakuza

If The Godfather is to mafia, The Yakuza is to, well, yakuza. The ’70s saw the rebirth of gangster movies. (Thanks, Corleone.) Among the best ones included Sydney Pollack’s The Yakuza. This Robert Mitchum-starrer tells the lifelong friendship between two men, Harry Kilmer (Mitchum) and Ken Tanaka (Ken Takakura). Both men love the same woman […]

Dancing Towards Emptiness

WIDE OPEN Dom&Nic, 2016 Along with other ’90s techno badass such as Fatboy Slim, Groove Armada, and The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers are the pioneers of the big beat genre. (Dig Your Own Hole is probably one of the greatest albums in music’s history.) Infusing raw bassline with exhilarating electro beats, The Chemical Brothers offer […]

Caging Libertine

BOXING HELENA Jennifer Chambers Lynch, 1993 Nick: You’re everything to me. Helena: You’re nothing to me. Boxing Helena is what happens when Fatal Attraction makes love with Misery. After seeing the greatest f*ck of his life once again, brilliant surgeon Dr. Nick Cavanaugh (Julian Sands) decides to leave everything behind: his career, his girlfriend, his […]

The Code of Silence

CODE INCONNU (CODE UNKNOWN)Michael Haneke, 2000 Ah. The feeling of wanting to say something but can’t say it. This dilemma is what Austrian auteur Michael Haneke explores in Code inconnu: RĂ©cit incomplet de divers voyages (otherwise known as Code Unknown). It all started with a piece of thrown garbage. From there we see a series […]

Fave Movie Posters: The Getaway

One of the hottest Hollywood couples back in the day, Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw used to be what Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are today. At the height of their real-life romance, McQueen and MacGraw starred in Sam Peckinpah‘s The Getaway, a 1972 heist film about a couple on the run from the bad […]

I Am a Woman, Watch Me Make a Movie

Eve has definitely come a long way since she was allegedly taken out of Adam’s rib. She has long stepped out of his shadow, standing up for herself and speaking her mind. Eve doesn’t need many Twitter followers or a thousand of Facebook likes just to prove her worth. She knows she’s worth it. Cinema […]