I’ve missed posting about a few events this month, but here’s some worth taking a gander at:
At current, there’s still no wide U.S. release update yet for director Vasan Bala’s award-winning hit Indian martial arts comedy opus, The Man Who Feels No Pain.
Still. And THAT hurts. STILL.
At least for some, thankfully, there still lies hope for local areas stateside who still run festival screenings. Thus, this particular, and STILL highly celebrated hit movie out of festival circulation in Toronto and Mumbai last year will also get its day on May 18 at this year’s attending crowd for the DFW South Asian Film Festival.
Starring Abhimanyu Dassani and Radhika Madani and employing the stewardship of action director duo Eric Jacobus and Dennis Ruel, the film centers on a young boy who grows up with a congenitial tolerance to pain – a condition with which he applies through training and determined resolve to vanquish evil foes.
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There’s a special place in the collective hearts of those in Toronto’s Little Italy residents who love themselves some serious film cheese.
Welp, there’s plenty of that in at least a few titles among its current film schedule this month at The Royal, first of which comes next Wednesday with cult 1997 martial arts hit, Bloodmoon, a film so terribly produced and, yet so deservedly admired for its shamelessness in fight scene fanfare. Hosted by the Laser Blast Film Society, Chuck Jeffreys joins Gary Daniels opposite late martial arts star Darren Shahlavi for the story of an on-the-mend profilier investigating a spate of martial artist murders at the hands of an unstoppable kung fu killer who strikes when the moon runs red.
Following along, you may also find May 24 appealing with Neon Dreams Cinema Club hosting a screening of Mark Lester’s highly-celebrated 80s action classic, Commando. A quintessential reference to defer to for any astute follower of the action genre of the last fifty years, the film introduces Arnold Schwarzenegger for the role of John Matrix, a retired U.S. Special Forces Colonel aided by an off-duty stewardess for an all-or-nothing mission to resuce his captive daughter from a would-be dictator’s fortress, and one of Matrix’s former cohorts – a maniacal mercenary named Bennett. Also starring are Rae Dawn Chong, Alyssa Milano, Dan Hedaya, Vernon Wells and Bill Duke.
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Last and far from least is the return of director Quentin Tarantino whose latest immersive old to bygone Hollywood with a grim twist, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, has officially joined the In-Competition line-up as of Thursday for this year’s Cannes which runs from May 15 through 21. The official trailer is already online for its July 26 release from Sony, and stars Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Dakota Fanning, Al Pacino, Kurt Russell, Mike Moh, Timothy Olyphant and Damian Lewis.
The film joins the usual worldly roster for its various sections which also contain listings of Jim Jarmusch’s opener, The Dead Don’t Die, Dexter Fletcher’s Rocketman, Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Too Old To Die Young – North Of Hollywood, West Of Hell, and upcoming Korean crime thriller, The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil.