Rigor Mortis (18) | Close-Up Film Review
Apr23

Rigor Mortis (18) | Close-Up Film Review

Dir. Juno Mak, Hong Kong, 2013, 105 mins, in Cantonese with subtitles Cast: Chin Sui-Ho, Anthony Chan, Paw Hee Ching, Kara Hui, Richard Ng “People say the film world is ludicrous. Well real life is even more ridiculous.” Rigor Mortis begins with a corpse. A woman slain, as the remnants of her struggle appear scattered across the scene. The film opens with this very candid comment from the film’s principal character, a washed-up actor...

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Wild Tales (15) : Close-Up Film Review
Mar27

Wild Tales (15) : Close-Up Film Review

A Zany Package of a Film. Dir. Damián Szifrón, Argentina, 2015, 122 mins, in Spanish with English subtitles Cast: Ricardo Darín, Óscar Martínez, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Érica Rivas, Rita Cortese, Julieta Zylberberg, Darío Grandinetti A zany package film, Wild Tales links five stories by a common theme of vengeance and violence. Making a mockery of the sanctity of human life from a grim, albeit very humorous perspective, it is a unique...

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