Tag: giddensko

MON MON MON MONSTERS Arrives on DVD And Blu-ray in U.S. in February

Giddens Ko's excellent horror comedy Mon Mon Mon Monsters will be coming to DVD and Bluray in the U.S. by way of RLJE Films and Shudder. You can get your copy on February 4th.    Our own Pierce Conran reviewed...

L'Etrange Festival 2017 full line-up is here, delivers its share of unexpected

A few days after teasing the very first titles, the full line-up for this year's Etrange Festival, which will take place in Paris from from the 6th to the 17th of september is here, and the least that can be...

L'Etrange Festival 2017 teases first titles, full line-up to come

For more than two decades now, L'Etrange Festival in Paris became one of the most anticipated movie fest in Europe, side by side with other festivals such as SITGES, BIFFF, etc. This year's Etrange Festival will take place from 6th...

BiFan 2017 Review: MON MON MON MONSTERS, Giddens Ko's Brutal, Stylish High School Horror-Comedy

Taiwanese filmmaker Giddens Ko returns to high school for his follow up to the massively entertaining and successful You Are the Apple of My Eye, but things take a much darker turn in Mon Mon Mon Monsters, a mile-a-minute horror-comedy...

Fantasia 2013 Review: MACHI ACTION, Heartfelt Hero Worship From Taiwan

Tienan is Superhero Fly, a costumed hero much in the tradition of Japan's Tokusatsu shows like Ultraman and Kamen Rider. He has played this role for a number of years now. Alongside him is his best friend Monster, who gets...

Unemployed Hero In Need Of Work In Taiwanese Tokusatsu Comedy MACHI ACTION

What happens when a costumed universal space hero is put out to pasture? Or, rather, the actor portraying him is? That's the basic concept behind Jeff Chang's Taiwanese scifi action comedy Machi Action. A surprise hit in Taiwan - where...

NYAFF 2012 Review: YOU ARE THE APPLE OF MY EYE, A Crisp Coming-of-age Comedy

With its North American premiere at the 2012 New York Asian Film Festival, we now revisit James Marsh's review from last November. For his directorial debut, prolific youth author Giddens Ko has adapted one of his own autobiographical novels,...

HKAFF 2011: THE KILLER WHO NEVER KILLS Review

Following on from the colossal success in 2008 of Wei Te-Sheng's CAPE NO.7, the Taiwanese film industry has been invigorated into a newfound surge of populist filmmaking on a scale never-before-seen on the island. Wei has since gone on to...

HKAFF 2011: YOU ARE THE APPLE OF MY EYE Review

For his directorial debut, prolific youth author Giddens Ko has adapted one of his own autobiographical novels, and in the process delivered a lewd, crude coming-of-age story that is also a moving and heartfelt romance. Set in 1990s Taiwan, YOU...