Monday, September 30, 2013

On The Job (2013)

WHO: Erik Matti directed and co-wrote this.

WHAT: Scott Tobias wrote an on-point review of this, though I take issue with his calling it a "Hong Kong-style thriller"; though Matti surely is familiar with the works of Johnnie To, etc, both his action set-pieces and his expository domestic scenes have elements that feel distinctly South-East Asian.

WHERE/WHEN: Multiple showtimes daily at least through Thursday at the Metreon in San Francisco and a handful of other cinemas in Frisco Bay cities (Richmond, San Bruno, Union City and Milpitas).

WHY: Although the Metreon and other mall theatres where this is playing tend to let Hollywood fare monopolize their many screens, they sometimes bring in pop cinema from (usually) Asian countries as well. Right now, along with On The Job the Metreon is also screening Tsui Hark's latest action film Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon.

HOW: DCP presentation of a digitally-shot movie.

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