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  • Paradox

    Paradox

    ★★★½

    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

    ★★★★½

    Absurdly beautiful mystery romance from Thailand.

    // Orizzonti-Gewinner in Venedig 2018

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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.…