Ramen Shop (France/Japan/Singapore, 2018) [JAPAN CUTS 2018]

Masato Yamamoto (Takumi Saitoh) is a young man of mixed ancestry. His emotionally distant father, a ramen cook for whom Masato works in the city of Takasaki, is Japanese; his long-deceased mother was Chinese. His […]

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on Jul, 18 · in Reviews

Gatao 2: Rise of the King (Taiwan, 2018) [NYAFF 2018]

Gatao 2: Rise of the King is nominally a sequel to Gatao, the 2015 Taiwanese film directed by Joe C. Lee Wan-Kit. But, as the film is described in New York Asian Film Festival publicity […]

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on Jul, 02 · in Reviews

Veteran (South Korea, 2015) [TIFF 2015]

Veteran is the latest offering from the highly talented South Korean director Ryoo Seung-wan, whose previous credits include The City of Violence (2006) and The Berlin File (2013). It’s a policier with plenty of action […]

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on Sep, 15 · in Reviews

Asleep (Japan, 2015) [JAPAN CUTS 2015]

Asleep, as befits its title, is a quiet, gentle and slow-paced film about Terako (Sakura Ando), a young woma who is having an affair with a somewhat older married man named Mr. Iwanaga (Arata Iura). […]

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on Jul, 15 · in Reviews

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