New World (Japan, 2011)

An accelerated China and a stagnant Japan intersect in New World, an engaging exploration of cultural exchange from pan-Asian filmmaker Lim Kah Wai. Mostly located in the Shinsekai district of Osaka, with the English translation ...

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Next Goal Wins (American Samoa/UK, 2014)

The sports film or documentary of the losing athlete, the losing team, is a genre within itself. We can’t all be winners and we often reveal more about ourselves in how we lose. How we ...

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on Apr, 19 · in Reviews

Cold Fish (Japan, 2010)

The behind the scenes activities of a fish shop may not sound like suitable subject matter for a shocking crime thriller, but the cruelly compelling Cold Fish proves otherwise by focusing on a proprietor so ...

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on Apr, 18 · in Reviews

The Raid 2: Berandal (Indonesia, 2014)

There are films you anticipate so much that by the time you watch them, there is no way on earth it can match the expectations you’ve placed on it. And then there are films that ...

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on Apr, 16 · in Reviews

Black Coal, Thin Ice (China, 2014)

The surprise winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlin film festival, Black Coal, Thin Ice marks a belated breakthrough for writer-director Diao Yinan following Uniform (2003) and Night Train (2007), a pair of well-received ...

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Accident (Hong Kong, 2009)

Stamped with the Milky Way seal of approval and coming from a director on a hot streak of strange, brutal but unique films, Accident sets to work with confident and polished story-telling, a couple of Johnnie ...

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on Apr, 04 · in Reviews

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