Debt to Cinema

Debt to Cinema 089: In the Mood for Love

Anyone who has held a camera knows glass, heaven forbid mirrors, should be avoided at all costs, and yet this acclaimed piece of Hong Kong art cinema lives within the reflections and obscurities melted sand lends to our perception of the world. I go back and forth on the why’s, landing on the nostalgic framing structure Steve missed, for this painting come to life of an era and country that have since come to pass #IdBuyThatForADollar

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Debt to Cinema

Debt to Cinema 088: Infernal Affairs

This episode is a bit of a throwback, primarily as a recall to 2006’s Best Picture winner, The Departed, but also to our remake series earlier this year. The Hong Kong blockbuster, while largely reproduced for American audiences, packages deeper questions in a quicker runtime, making viewing it as a point of origin necessary #IdBuyThatForADollar

Debt to Cinema

Debt to Cinema 049: Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky

As someone who loves comedic gore, especially Sam Raimi and Peter Jackson’s offerings, all I needed was a gentle reminder from Edgar Wright on Twitter to finally scratch this Hong Kong classic off my list. Its everything you want and then tons more than you’d ever expect. If you’ve ever laughed out loud at the sight of blood I’m sure you’ll love this manga adaptation just like me #IdBuyThatForADollar