Film #28: "The Gold Rush" (1925)
The Gold Rush. Charles Chaplin. United States, 1925. Before I left for school, I watched the first half of Chaplin’s The Great Dictator, only to have to take it out of my DVD player and return it that night before finishing it. A few weeks later, the original 1925 cut of Chaplin’s The Gold Rush came to me via interlibrary loan. So despite having seen the first half of another one of...
If you’ve seen the recent review of Sinnui Yauman, you should know that I’m back to writing reviews, hopefully on a somewhat regular basis. Things are much calmer here, so I’m more able to get back at this again. A few things…first, I’ve decided to rename my blog ‘The Urban Filmmaker,’ mostly because I’ve discovered another blogger with the name name...
Film #774: "Sinnui Yauman" (1987)
Sinnui Yauman (A Chinese Ghost Story). Ching Siu-tung. Hong Kong, 1987. While we can all love and respect films that have a deep or meaningful message behind them, sometimes we all just need something to kick back and have fun to. Though Sinnui Yauman is certainly a film of the latter category, its silly and fun storyline is strengthened by quirky performances, well-paced action sequences and...