People Mountain People Sea (China/Hong Kong, 2011)

People Mountain People Sea is a film that has almost vanished without a trace from the recent history of Chinese cinema, a fate that has had as much to do with bad luck as official ...

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on Dec, 16 · in Reviews

Tales from the Dark 1 (Hong Kong, 2013)

At once a throwback to heyday of 1980s Hong Kong horror and a concentrated effort to sell today’s audience on a floundering local genre, Tales from the Dark 1 is a suitably unsettling, if never ...

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on Dec, 06 · in Reviews

Breakup Buddies (China, 2014)

2014 has proved to be the year that the cinema of mainland China finally hit the road with The Continent and Breakup Buddies offering populist travel narratives in which frustrated protagonists try to escape the ...

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on Dec, 03 · in Reviews

A Hard Day (South Korea, 2014)

A hard day leads to an increasingly rough week in this blistering crime thriller from writer-director Kim Seong-hun, who infuses his taut neo-noir plotting with a wicked streak of dark humor. It opens with beleaguered ...

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on Nov, 10 · in Reviews

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