Archive for the ‘stephen tan’ Category

WINDS OF CHANGE

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

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BEHIND THE SCENE

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

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HOUSE OF SEX TOYS

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

If only the filmmakers had spent more time coming up with more ingenious sex toys in Lai Kai Ming's Ancient Chinese Whorehouse (1994). As it is, leave it to the eels to do the dastard deed. Stephen Tan reviews. The years between 1988 and 1999 were considered the golden age of ...

KAMASUTRA COUNTRY

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Censorship of the arts gets into the spotlight in Ketan Mehta's Rang Rasiya (Colours Of Passion, 2008) when artist Raja Ravi Verma is put on trial. For his defence, a prostitute who models for his nude paintings. Stephen Tan reviews.  The most striking and probably most controversial scene in Ketan ...

HOUSES OF HOLIES

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

In real life, sex and spirituality might be so intertwined that one doesn't think too much of them. But in Amitabh Chakraborty's Cosmic Sex (2012), talking and thinking about sex when there is a naked person in front of you can be a totally different matter. Stephen Tan reviews. What would ...

LAKE PLACID

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

A lot has happened in cinematic violence and sex since Kim Ki-duk made The Isle in 2000. But even after 15 years, the film has not aged and continues to shock. Stephen Tan reviews. Back in the day, the British Board of Film Classification had delayed the release of Kim Ki-duk's ...

LOVE UNTO DEATH

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

In Kazuo "Gaira" Komizu's Rusted Body – Guts of the Virgin 3 (1987), finding release - from "hard times" to marital to sexual - is the operative word. And if that is withhold, as one character says, "balls will explode". Stephen Tan reviews. While reviewing movies for this column, we have ...

TO HELL WITH HEROES

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Will leaked pilot TV shows be the new norm? Stephen Tan checks out Fox's Lucifer and Star Trek: Renegades, the former coming to your TV screen in 2016 and, for the latter, last heard, it's still up in the air. Are torrent leaks the new way for TV studios to test ...

SEX SLAVE: THE BEGINNING

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Being abducted is just a start. Next, it's rape and torture as the victim starts on the road to being a sex slave in Yasuaki Uegaki's Female Market: Imprisonment (1986). Stephen Tan reviews. Human trafficking is the trade of humans, most commonly for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labor ...

TEASER

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Jeong In-yeob's Madame Aema (1982) might be known as the most sexually explicit Korean movie when it was first released but it's really more in the mind. Seen today, it's more sexually suggestive than anything really explicit. Stephen Tan reviews. Okay, this one's for the archivist and collectors. By the late ...