Drug War (Hong Kong, 2013) [NYAFF 2013]

With the title “Drug War,”  readers wouldn’t be wrong to imagine that Hong Kong’s critically acclaimed director Johnnie To might be delving heavily into cinematic darkness. However, just how far the movie goes might prove […]

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on Jul, 04 · in Reviews

Confession of Murder (South Korea, 2013) [NYAFF 2013]

Sitting down to write a review of Confession of Murder should be a relatively easy thing to do. It’s a film that packs together some absolutely incredible action sequences, some easy-to-decipher social commentary, and plenty […]

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on Jul, 03 · in Reviews

Rurouni Kenshin (Japan, 2012)

Keishi Ohtomo’s Rurouni Kenshin opens like many historical pictures, in pitch darkness with the year and conflict telegraphed to us through white on black intertitles. It is 1868, the closing moments of the Boshin War, […]

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on Apr, 08 · in Uncategorized

Postcards from the Zoo (Indonesia, 2012)

With the recent release of Walt Disney Studio’s Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) and the upcoming release of the Steve Carrell, Steve Buscemi, and Jim Carrey comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, magicians appear to […]

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on Mar, 21 · in Uncategorized

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