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  • The Hateful Eight

    The Hateful Eight

    ★★★½

    Dragon Inn without the sand but with the snow...

  • I Do

    I Do

    ★★

    A romcom with Li Bingbing and Sun Honglei. The story has been done over and over, and the film has nothing special, nothing particular, nothing new, everything is predictible, mainly watched because of Sun Honglei's presence.

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  • Only God Forgives

    Only God Forgives

    ★★½

    I must say that I haven't seen any other of his films yet. I'm pretty sure Only God Forgives is a kind of films that many will like (ultraviolent, sophisticated, predominant soundtracks...).
    The two things I like about it. First, the cinematography, the light, should say the dark..., the deep velvety reds, and in general the colours, the framing & its composition (symetric or linear), so basically its aesthetics. The other thing is the sequences with the singing, which give a…

  • Manila in the Claws of Light

    Manila in the Claws of Light

    ★★★★

    Manila is a social drama film, shot with a great realism. It's about the human degradation, the exploitation of women, of the laborers (to a more extent the oppressed or poor people) in the Filipino capital. It follows Julio who went to Manila in order to find his girlfriend who's been taken by a madam with a promise of a job in Manila.
    In fact, the city is presented as a place of corruption, social alienation, prostitution, poverty, a capital…