Blind Shaft (China, 2003)

Li Yang’s feature debut Blind Shaft was one of the breakthrough independent films from mainland China in the early-200s in terms of receiving art-house theatrical exposure beyond the festival circuit and prompting debate regarding economic […]

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on Jun, 27 · in Reviews

UFO in Her Eyes (China/Germany, 2011)

Since the late-1990s, Guo Xiaolu has been developing a fascinating, multi-disciplinary career that ranges from literary fiction to incisive documentaries to narrative features, with such novels as 20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth (2008) and […]

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on May, 15 · 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 Reviews

My Dear Enemy (South Korea, 2008)

If money problems can force people apart, they can also bring them together again. At least that is the premise of Lee Yoon-ki‘s My Dear Enemy, a low-key romance that uses the collection of an […]

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on Apr, 05 · in Reviews

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