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  • Paradox



    The third SPL installment is a very entertaining action film - slash - family drama, which features a very solid performance of Louis Koo, who recently got a cinema venue in HK (the "Louis Koo theatre") named after him. PARADOX has a lot of interesting characters, even Tony Jaa manages to act a little bit in this film, the main police detective from Pattaya was also very well scripted. Maybe this film will be remembered because of these little digressions,…

  • Manta Ray

    Manta Ray


    Absurdly beautiful mystery romance from Thailand.

    // Orizzonti-Gewinner in Venedig 2018

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  • Pickpocket



    Excellent, gritty and realistic account of a petty criminal left behind by his old pals that can adapt to new aggregational develeopments of contemporary chinese society. A bit too long, maybe, and losing its track in the last half hour, but that's just minor criticism in an overall superb film. Cinematography by genius Yu Lik-wai.

  • Love Exposure

    Love Exposure


    Yes, this is maybe as good as it gets. Its biggest achievements surely are that this is not an empty popculture ballet without significant meaning orbiting around itself in a delirious hedonist fashion but bears, on the one hand, a lot of reference to actual ongoing developments (speak: anxieties) of society (The Zero Church as a religious cult, cf. A Guru is born (Takeshi Kitano), or 1Q84 (Haruki Murakami)) and youth culture (panties-hentais versus punky chicks adoring pure love (cf.…