Rough Play (South Korea, 2013)

South Korea’s thriving film industry gets skewered in Rough Play, a dark satire that chronicles a young actor’s rise and fall. Serving as writer and co-producer, prolific provocateur Kim Ki-duk has tasked director Shin Yeon-shick ...

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on Mar, 08 · in Reviews

Achilles and the Tortoise (Japan, 2008)

Achilles and the Tortoise is the final part of Takeshi Kitano’s self-reflexive trilogy about the nature of the artist following Takeshi’s (2005) and Glory to the Filmmaker (2007). However, it’s more accessible than its predecessors ...

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on Feb, 21 · in Reviews

Love’s Whirlpool (Japan, 2014)

Adapted for the screen by director Daisuke Miura from his award-winning 2005 stage play, Love’s Whirlpool presents a revealing take on Tokyo’s sex industry and the various social types that constitute its patrons. A surprise ...

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on Feb, 18 · in Reviews

Greatful Dead (Japan, 2013)

The anti-heroine of Eiji Uchida’s black comedy Greatful Dead is not your average cinematic outsider. A perpetually upbeat yet consciously isolated urbanite, Nami (Kumi Takiuchi) has never come to terms with a traumatic childhood that ...

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