This is the second part of this week’s trailer post. The first part is here.
The Cannes Film Festival is still in effect and it has been interesting collecting views on the films playing. Monster by Hirokazu Kore-eda came out of the gate strong with solid reviews but it was soon eclipsed by Jonathan Glazer’s Zone of Interest. The other big Japanese film, Kubi, has also received mixed reviews and while Western critics have fallen over themselves to praise Wim Wenders’ Perfect Days, I’ve seen one notable Japanese critic point out that it indulges in exoticisation. It’ll be interesting to watch them all and decide for myself!
As for my other film activities, I took part in the recording of Season 4 of Heroic Purgatory earlier this week so stay tuned for that!
In terms of films reviewed, two Hong Kong titles:
Detective vs Sleuths (2022) and Police Story 3: Supercop (1992)
The former is a Wai Ka-Fai title that is a high-octane re-tread of Mad Detective while the latter is a Jackie Chan action-adventure, only with less comedy and higher production values than you might expect. Also, in that film, Michelle Yeoh steals the show.
In terms of films watched, Breaking News (2004) by Johnnie To, Doppelganger by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, and Our House By Yui Kiyoharal
In terms of games played, The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky.
What else was released this weekend?
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