The Admiral: Roaring Currents (South Korea, 2014)

It seems like New Korean Cinema came full circle this summer. Just as Shiri (1999) sank James Cameron’s Titanic (1997), so has The Admiral: Roaring Currents sent Cameron’s Avatar (2009) down a whirlpool, cresting over as the ...

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on Nov, 20 · in Reviews

Chinese Zodiac (China/Hong Kong, 2012)

Chinese Zodiac, or CZ12 as it is known internationally is, in Jackie Chan’s own words, his “last big action movie” as he takes steps to  alter his public persona while peppering his filmography with more ...

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on Nov, 17 · in Reviews

Crossroads (Japan, 1928)

Crossroads is a silent film by Teinosuke Kinugasa that tells the story of a brother and sister living in the slums of Tokyo during the time of the samurai. However, there are no sword fights ...

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on Nov, 16 · 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

East Winds Film Festival 2014

I had attended the East Winds Film Festival in 2012, but only for one day, so this year I had a wonderful chance to enjoy the whole experience, which ran from October 31-November 2. The ...

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on Nov, 07 · in Features

Death Note and Death Note: The Last Name (Japan, 2006)

Death Note and Death Note: The Last Name have to be seen together as they make up a complete story, which is also an excellent adaptation of the Japanese manga and anime series. In addition, ...

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on Oct, 30 · in Reviews

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