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  • The Guitar Mongoloid 2004

    ★★★ Added

    "The Guitar Mongoloid is able to achieve that rare distinction of being able to strike a chord without bring deliberately didactic and captivating without showing or doing anything spectacular outside of depicting and reflecting on modern life without any filters. I’m sure many people won’t get it or enjoy or find anything to engage them which is completely understandable but if you can get into it, this is a sublimely worthwhile experiment to give at least one viewing. "

    Full review here: wp.me/p2mMDp-1Zx

  • An Ethics Lesson 2013

    ★★★ Added

    "The objective however for An Ethics Lesson was to pour scorn on today’s selfish society and Park does just that with a clever, unflinchingly savage and twisting story that possesses a few rookies kinks which I am sure he can iron out for future projects. A solid and enjoyable debut nonetheless."

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  • The Second Coming 2014

    ★★★ Added

    "In an overcrowded market The Second Coming might have some trouble in standing out from the rest but once it gets going this is a perfectly acceptable slice of Hong Kong horror which delivers a nasty enough short sharp shock!"

    Full review here: wp.me/p2mMDp-1Y2

  • There is Light 2013

    ★★★ Added

    "There Is Light is a film about educating people about the world of the disabled and, by association, the escort industry while (forgive the pun) shining a positive light on them all. It’s low budget indie credentials means a smaller audience reach but for its boldness and honourable intentions alone, it is worth 68 minutes of your time."

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  • Topless 2008

    ★★★½ Added

    "one of the most honest and refreshing looks at lesbianism in Japan that eschews the usual exploitation and titillation to great benefit for the film and the audience. "

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  • Blowfish 2011

    ★★★★ Added

    "The most remarkable thing about Blowfish is how it feels less a Taiwanese film and more like a Japanese drama, with its tepid pace, sparse dialogue, wistful musical soundtrack and heavy use of symbolism and ambiguity. So, if you’re expecting the usual fast paced affair with machine gun delivery of the dialogue then a (nice) surprise awaits."

    Full review here: wp.me/p2mMDp-1Lf

  • Festival 2010

    ★★★ Added

    "Foxy Festival is an occasionally crude but good hearted and astute look at a taboo and often maligned subject that manages to make fun out of it rather than of it. The cast willingly allow themselves to be exposed in the name of entertainment and while not a ground breaker per se it is refreshing to be reminded about the humanity behind sexuality rather than using it for lewd titillation purposes."

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  • My Lucky Star 2012

    ★★★ Added

    "There isn’t any real new ground being broken by My Lucky Star but there is nothing to offend of make the audience feel they’re wasting their time watching this. It is what it is – a simple, light distraction that pleases but doesn’t overwhelm. "

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  • Half-Sister 2013

    ★★★★ Added

    "Falling just a little short of a complete emotional wallop due to its brisk runtime , Half-Sister is still a delightfully warm and cuddly little film that reminds us we are all human beings in need of some family affection, which can be brought out from the most unlikely of sources. An adorable little French treat."

    Full review here: wp.me/p2mMDp-1to

  • The Secret Scandal 2013

    ★★★ Added

    "Even as a fictionalised account of public tragedy Norigae packs enough of a punch to open some eyes about this egregiously deplorable practice although whether it will initiate any changes in the industry is another matter entirely. Either way Choi’s debut is a solid and provocative one."

    Full review here: wp.me/s2mMDp-norigae

  • My Lucky Star 2013

    ★★★ Added

    "If My Lucky Star is Zhang Ziyi trying to improve her standing in Tinsel Town by trying to play them at their own game then she needs to either wait for a better script or stick to drama. The film itself is an inoffensive enough slice of hokum but is a waste of such a sublime talent as Ziyi."

    Full review here: wp.me/p2mMDp-1sm

  • Sexual Tension: Violetas 2013

    ★★★ Added

    "a sextet of well made and creative shorts in a rather esoteric Argentinean way of addressing a sensitive subject."

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