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  • Beautiful Accident

    Beautiful Accident


    Gwei Lun-mei (STOOL PIGEON, BLACK COAL THIN ICE) is awfully cute in this entertaining (but pretty standardized) Chinese production of an afterlife-character-swapping comedy - which is the remake of a Korean original, btw. I haven't seen any other films by Malaysian born director Wi Ding Ho yet, but I will keep my eyes open. This film is very well made.

  • Crutchnap



    Unrateable weirdism of a troubled mind. But I like Harmony Korine, who wouldn't. This is nice, too.

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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.…