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  • Black Tide

    Black Tide


    Vincent Cassel and Romain Duris in a really dark and disturbingly cinematic nightmare thriller (though it is quite overscripted). Especially Cassel is a beast cop, fueled by Notgeilheit and a severe alcoholic problem. What a beautiful bastard.

  • When I Get Home, My Wife Always Pretends to be Dead

    When I Get Home, My Wife Always Pretends to be Dead


    This Japanese film has an awkward but beautiful title that makes total sense when you watch the movie. It's not what feminists would call a progressive representation of the female troubles of modern women in a patriarchal society, but it points to the problems other people might solve. This film entertains, but does not do much more.

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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.…