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  • The Fate of the Furious

    The Fate of the Furious

    ★★

    Street racing messiah Dominic Toretto is living the high-life on the lawless island of Cuba, hurtling around in flaming balls of metal by day and making love to his woman by night. Then some abhorrent lady shows up and many more absurd things happen. My eyeballs damn near rolled out of their sockets. Take those crazy pills and leave your brain outside for this one.

  • Ordinary Person

    Ordinary Person

    ★★★★

    Kim Bong-han's sophomore feature tells of government corruption amid South Korea's impending constitutional reform in 1987. Kang Seong-jin is a hotheaded Police Detective with a loving family, whose morals are questioned and stretched when government officials persuade him to fabricate the country's first serial murder case.

    It's one of those movies with the hardiness to travel down a bleak and desolate path, subjecting its protagonists to brutality and torture that isn't necessarily warranted nor requited. It's in this harshness that…

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  • 0.5mm

    0.5mm

    ★★★★★

    An anthology of anguish and loneliness — broken people, striving and enduring through the unspoken agony of life. Sakura Ando's character (Sawa) lives an unfocused existence, forcing herself into the lives of elderly men and blackmailing them into allowing her to stay. But with each encounter, she unlocks their suffering and sets them on a path, not so much of recovery, but of alleviation.

    It has that expert blend of wry humour and tender, heart-rending drama the Japanese seem so…

  • A Bride for Rip Van Winkle

    A Bride for Rip Van Winkle

    ★★★★★

    A Bride for Rip Van Winkle is bewitching three-hour drama and slight companion piece to All About Lily Chou-Chou, exploring disconnect in an ever-connected world. Unassertive lead Nanami (Haru Kuroki) finds her supposed beau online, but never truly connects with him. After marriage, she seems destined for a quiet life of discontent, shackled by societal traditions and forced into the role of housewife. She lacks the gumption to break her dreary routine, but after some meddling by an enigmatic online…