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  • 1987: When the Day Comes

    1987: When the Day Comes

    ★★★★½

    I don't like to hype things up too much but I can clearly say that this is one of the best films I've seen from Korea in a long time, and it's all the more amazing because it is mostly based on historical facts that happened only three decades ago and which culminated in the democratic Republic of Korea that we now know today. It is also probably one of the greatest political thrillers ever put on screen, far surpassing…

  • How the West Was Won

    How the West Was Won

    ★★★★

    The beauty, clarity, crispness, depth, and grandeur of this picture in the Smilebox format on Blu-ray (approximating the original Cinerama experience) are truly mesmerising and awe-inspiring! A great cast of actors and magnificent scenery sealed the deal for me.

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  • Blackhat

    Blackhat

    ★★★½

    Michael Mann strikes again with a moody thriller set in the world of high-stakes hackery. Tang Wei is worth the ticket alone.

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    Saw this in a new "unrestored" 70MM print at the silent-era Castro cinema in San Francisco. Amazing to behold!