Kevin Chan

You deserve me, but you don’t need me right now.

Favorite films

  • Ball of Fire
  • Police Story
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
  • Safety Last!

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  • Dune

    ★★★½

  • Sansho the Bailiff

    ★★★★½

  • The Plough and the Stars

    ★★★

  • The General

    ★★★★½

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★½

    This is a tricky flick from which to garner concrete thoughts. There are a few friends of mine who love this film and implore to see it in IMAX. Others say it’s not even worth it to do so, nor is it even an essential of 2021. There are also those who really dislike it. As usual, there are many positive reviews for Villeneuve’s latest venture, but are they parallel to my reaction? Originally, there was a plan to first…

  • Sansho the Bailiff

    Sansho the Bailiff

    ★★★★½

    Before and right alongside Japanese auteurs such as Kurosawa and Ozu was Kenji Mizoguchi. There are films that can be classified similarly, but this masterwork of love, sacrifice, steadfastness, misfortune, and combating an overarching evil is the equivalent to a peaceful river flowing underneath a cool morning mist. Kurosawa brought a variety in technicalities and storytelling to the forefront with some of his material honing western sensibilities like his early One Wonderful Sunday exuding a bit of Frank Capra’s style…

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  • Escape from New York

    Escape from New York

    ★★★½

    There are reviews and discussions of mine that like to compare a director’s film with others that he’s done a year or two prior or after. Especially when it’s a trilogy such as Raimi’s Spider-Man and Jackson’s Lord of the Rings. Easy to compare the films to each other within their own set of three, but each movie is unique to itself. Thinking about it now, it seems to get a bit redundant because a director’s film should generally stand…

  • A Quiet Place Part II

    A Quiet Place Part II

    ★★★★

    Was initially a little worried when Paramount announced a sequel to John Krasinski’s first big feature. The first flick had a grandeur to it as well as being a somewhat small scale horror feature of a family that stuck together and were even bold enough to bring another life into a hellish world. This second movie brought back some of that grandeur. But it still maintains its dialed down scale, nicely opposing a proclivity for blockbusters to go bigger with…