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  • Samaritan Girl

    Samaritan Girl

    ★★★★

    If you're not familiar with the work of Ki-duk, there are probably other films in his oeuvre that should be given priority. But if you like Ki-duk and you haven't seen this film yet, it's a very easy recommend. Samaritan Girl is the perfect combination of sweet and sour. A beautiful drama with some raw edges that thrives on a sublime score and killer central performances. Add a very strong ending and some memorable scenes and you have another Ki-duk classic that probably deserves a little more attention than it has been getting so far.

    Full review:
    www.onderhond.com/blog/samaritan-girl-review-kim-ki-duk

  • Jossy's

    Jossy's

    ★★★

    Silly and simple parody. If you're familiar with the Power Rangers-like franchises, you'll have no trouble following the jokes and puns here. Not everything is funny, but there are definitely more hits than misses and Fukuda is a capable director, especially for this kind of comedy. Not a great film, but pretty fun filler nonetheless.

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  • Field of Dreams

    Field of Dreams

    Incredibly cheap and excruciatingly cheesy. While not an explicitly religious film, it does feel like one, with people looking for redemption and chasing their (literal) callings. The acting is poor, the story is sentimental and the whole baseball theme feels tacked on. A terribly sentimental piece of rubbish.

  • Hamon: Yakuza Boogie

    Hamon: Yakuza Boogie

    ★★★½

    Amusing Yakuza romp. A couple of low-ranking gangsters get caught up in a major scam that runs all the way to the top of the family. The direction is solid, actors do a decent job and while not overtly funny, it's clear that the films shouldn't be taken too seriously. Nothing too unique or special, but it's more than adequate filler.