Rocky

Rocky (1976): “..I ask film investors, are you ready to lose your money?..”

“Rocky Balboa films inspired me to make movies. It started with the first Rocky (1976) film, directed by John G. Avildsen. It’s about a boxer played by Sylvester Stalone who gets the opportunity to participate in the world heavyweight championship. . .

Mahjong

Mahjong | 麻将 (1996): “..What I find remarkable about Edward Yang’s films..”

“I extremely like the Taiwanese film Mahjong (1996) by Edward Yang, which has nothing to do with the tile-based game at all. It’s actually about a missing businessman who owes money to an underworld gang and his son who is the leader of a youth gang. . .

A Better Tomorrow

A Better Tomorrow | 英雄本色 (1986): “..martial arts was never my thing, but I love films by John Woo..”

“A film that stands out for me is A Better Tomorrow (1986) which has been directed by John Woo. The story itself is about an ex-gangster who tries to reconcile with his brother, but he has difficulties breaking ties with his former gang. . .

The Prestige

The Prestige (2006): “..Thanks to weed and freaking Christian Bale!..”

“I have a funny story to tell about how The Prestige (2006) changed my life. Years back I used to be a sports guy. I always played football, basketball and I participated with MMA I excelled in all of that. . .

BeyonG

BeyonG: “..Because there’s nothing better than being yourself..”

“I am BeyonG, I’m 32 years old and I’m a transwoman of color. There is nothing better in this world than to accept yourself for who you are. It has been quite a journey for me to discover myself and in fact. . .

representation of women

“..representation of women in Dutch cinema, it still isn’t that great..”

“I worked as the script coach for the fiction FilmLAB of CinemAsia Film Festival. I guided the FilmLAB participants from beginning to end. . .

The Looming Storm

The Looming Storm (2017): “..things might not always go your way..”

“The main character in The Looming Storm (2017) whose name is Yu Guowei (Yihong Duan) is a security guard at a Chinese state factory in the Ghunan. . .

A Boy and Sungreen

A Boy and Sungreen | 보희와 녹양 (2018): “..cute and sweet depiction of characters..”

“A Boy and Sungreen | 보희와 녹양 (2018) is a Korean light comedy-drama film about a teenager boy, Bo-hee (Ahn Ji-ho), who finds out that his father is still. . .

Run to the Beach

Run to the Beach | Kulari ke Pantai (2018): “..the film has a lovely message..”

“Run to the Beach (2018) is an Indonesian children’s film, about two girls, Sam and Happy (Maisha Kanna and Lil’li Latisha) who are cousins of each other. . .

Scrubs

Scrubs (2001): “..Humor is honestly the most important way of dealing with subjects..”

“When I was a kid I used to like the TV series Scrubs (2001). I still think it’s a great show. I saw myself like the main character J.D. doctor John Dorian (Zach Braff). . .

Cult Films

Cult Films: “…I really wish there were more cult films…”

“I really wish there were more cult films. It’s like they hardly come into existence.”

Bali documentaries

Bali documentaries: “I would love to go to Bali one day. It’s my ultimate dream”

“I forgot the name of my favorite Bali documentary, but then again there are so many of them and I watched many different ones. Even on Youtube, you can find many documentaries about Bali which to me is the most beautiful Indonesian island province. . .