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  • Wolf Warrior

    Wolf Warrior

    ★★½

    Very nationalistic but entertaining war drama by Wu Jing. Scott Adkins has a beard and is slower than him. Chinese people have a nicer smile, too.

  • The Storm

    The Storm

    ★★★

    Interesting film from Kuwait with beautiful imagery somewhere in between a documetarian way of style in the first, and weird mythical ethno fiction in the second half. I watched it without subtitles, which was not too bad but some details might have slipped my understanding.

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  • Pickpocket

    Pickpocket

    ★★★★½

    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

    ★★★★½

    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.…