Hou Hsiao-Hsien

Hou Hsiao-Hsien: An introduction

Though a revered master of cinema, the films of Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien receive very little attention in the West. For those of you who have recently discovered Hou through his recent masterpiece The Assassin (2015) here is a personal video blog about where we think you should start his massive body of work.

Setsuko Hara

Top 5 Shomin-Geki films

The Japanese social realist films or Shomin-Geki films are perhaps the some of the most…

Hong Kong New Wave

Top 15 Hong Kong New Wave Films

After the Japanese New Wave video went down so well (far better than expected), we…

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20 essential films from the Japanese New Wave

After writing a guest post for Taste of cinema listing my top 20 essential Japanese…


“My Husband and I” – Wednesbury one night stand story #8

I found this submission interesting for two reasons; 1 – It being a critique of…


“The Wodensborough Ghost” – Wednesbury one night stand story #7

As with most of the one night stand submissions we have posted so far, our…

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“Katie or Kathy?” – Wednesbury one night stand story #6

The sixth submission has a slightly darker tone, not so much regrading the one night…

German Temp One Night Stand

“The German Temp” – Wednesbury one night stands #5

The fifth submission (which is even humorously signed as anonymous) revolves around a young woman’s…

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“The Peeping Tom” – Wednesbury One Night Stands #4

Our forth submission is from a non-participatory perspective, a 15 year old boy (at the…