Rise of the Legend

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Rise of the Legend review

"Hopefully Rise of the Legend is only the first in a series of new Wong Fei-hung films, as the end left me begging for more."

The Kirishima Thing

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The Kirishima Thing review

"While Yoshida has quite a few stories to tell and quite a few angles to explore, the film still feels like a very tight package, sporting little to no cruft."

Cow

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Cow review

"The remarkable trip of one farmer and his huge cow. My advice: just watch it and marvel at this unlikely piece of genre mash-ups."

And Then There Was Light

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And Then There Was Light review

"Disagreeable characters, dark drama, fitting cinematography and a completely mental soundtrack create an uncomfortable, unpredictable atmosphere that eats away at the audience."

Re-cycle

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Re-cycle review

"Superb cinematography, sharp editing, a very moody score and some truly creative world building all help to keep the film fresh, attractive and most importantly, original."

Hentai Kamen: The Abnormal Crisis

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Hentai Kamen: The Abnormal Crisis review

"It all adds up to something quite weird and quite unique, but also quite specific and niche. Going in with a good understanding of how and what the film makes fun of is probably a prerequisite."

The Storm Warriors

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The Storm Warriors review

"The Storm Warriors is definitely not a masterpiece, but taking it at face value, it's an almost perfect piece of entertainment featuring some stunning art direction."

Ming Ming

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Ming Ming review

"Ming Ming remains a fun, entertaining and dashing little film. The editing is slick, the visuals are stylized and Xun Zhou's performance is perfect."

Lazy Hazy Crazy

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Lazy Hazy Crazy review

"Luk shows she has talent as a director and delivers a powerful, confrontational yet endearing drama. Hopefully her talent is recognized and she isn't shot down for the unconventional choices she made"

Witching and Bitching

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Witching and Bitching review

"Witching and Bitching is a true visual orgasm, a film that looks amazing from the very first to the very last frame."

The Brand New Testament

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The Brand New Testament review

"A smart, funny and original film that charms all the way through. The direction is steadfast, the film looks gorgeous, sports a neat soundtrack and has a billion little touches that inspire joy."

Green Snake

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Green Snake review

"Tsui Hark at his best, the film is lush in its visuals and score, is entertaining to the core and wastes no time on unnecessary things. Very likeable and extremely well-made."

The Chrysalis

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The Chrysalis review

"The Chrysalis is pure genre cinema. It operates on textbook mechanics and follows an all too familiar path, but the execution is flawless while Chu-ji Qiu demonstrates his skills as a director."

A Silent Voice

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A Silent Voice review

"130 minutes is quite long for an anime feature, but Yamada need every minute of that to tell this story."

Dirty Mind

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Dirty Mind review

"Van Hees really proved his worth with his second film. Dirty Mind is funny, bears a good and original story and is well directed on all fronts to help create a solid feel for the film."

The Tale of Iya

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The Tale of Iya review

"The Tale of Iya is a film that comes with a built-in audience."

Switchblade Romance

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Switchblade Romance review

"Switchblade Romance is a very basic horror film, but executed to perfection. The presentation is flawless, the killer is grotesque and the finale is brutal."

Partners in Crime

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Partners in Crime review

"Partners in Crime is quite the calling card for a director like Jung-chi Chang."

The Head Hunter

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The Head Hunter review

"The Head Hunter is beautifully shot, sports a great soundtrack and has a solid cast. Most notably though, it offers an amazing experience on a shoestring budget."

Love Off the Cuff

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Love Off the Cuff review

"The film is up to par with the earlier films while still being different and distinctive enough to avoid turning into a cheap, cash-obsessed sequel."

Mukoku

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Mukoku review

"It's a stylish, relentless and moving drama, sporting excellent performances, a superb score and some high quality cinematography."

Dead or Alive 2: Birds

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Dead or Alive 2: Birds review

"Dead or Alive 2: Birds is an important step in Miike's progression as a director. It's a well-rounded film, one that works as a drama as well as a crime flick."

Ink

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Ink review

"Ink shows enormous potential, executed well beyond what anyone could expect considering the limitations. A little gem that will one day find its audience and is destined to become a cult hit"

Black Swan

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Black Swan review

"Black Swan sees Aronofsky back in good shape. Opinions differ, but I'm glad he left the gritty dramas alone and went back to more familiar territory."

Happiness

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Happiness review

"It's a unique film that thrives on mood, appears polished all the way through, and offers familiar themes in a novel and often surprising genre package."