Rage (Japan, 2016) [NYAFF 2017]

Rage concerns the desperate need for human connection and the difficulties in maintaining trust when paranoia grips. It takes place in four different communities in three separate regions of Japan and follows the fallout of […]

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on Jul, 04 · in Reviews

The Magnificent Nine (Japan, 2016) [JAPAN CUTS 2016]

The ensemble film trope has always been a favourite of mine. It’s been an enduring staple for films, ever since the first ensemble action film, Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece Seven Samurai (1954). Presenting an opportunity to […]

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on Jul, 13 · in Reviews
Villain (2010)

Villain (2010)

Before achieving mainstream success with Hula Girls (2006), a based-on-fact drama about a group of women who save their economically-troubled mountain village through hula dancing, director Lee Sang-il was best-known for his irreverent youth movies […]

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on May, 31 · in Reviews

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