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JFF 2016 Review: The Long Excuse

13 Nov , 2016  

A fading celebrity author copes through the loss of his wife by taking care of two kids in Miwa Nishikawa’s intriguing character study, The Long Excuse.

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Review: Shin Godzilla

18 Oct , 2016  

Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno restores the King of Monsters to its former glory with the politically intense Shin Godzilla!

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Review: The Last Princess

10 Oct , 2016  

Set during Japan’s occupation of Korea, Hur Jin-ho brings the story of the last Korean royal to life in blockbuster Korean biopic, The Last Princess.

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Review: Tunnel

6 Sep , 2016  

South Korea’s socially conscious disaster film, Tunnel, draws a career-best performance from acting heavyweight Ha Jung-woo.

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MIFF 2016 Review: Our Huff and Puff Journey

17 Aug , 2016  

Our Huff and Puff Journey continues Daigo Matsui’s brand of teenage pop filmmaking with a heartfelt story of fleeting youth and adventure at its core.

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MIFF 2016 Review: Happy Hour

16 Aug , 2016  

At five hours long, Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Happy Hour’s focus on women, communication and emotional intimacy makes it one of the year’s most intriguing films.

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MIFF 2016 Review: After the Storm

13 Aug , 2016  

Hirokazu Koreeda returns with After the Storm, a small yet intimate film about divorce that’s handled with a deeply humanistic grace.

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MIFF 2016 Review: Harmonium

9 Aug , 2016  

Koji Fukada’s Cannes award-winning Harmonium is a family drama centered on repentance and sin but where does it fit in Japan’s history of that genre?

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Review: Three

27 Jun , 2016  

Hong Kong crime master Johnnie To returns to the genre that defined him in Three, a hospital-set thriller starring Louis Koo, Vicki Zhao and Wallace Chung.

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SFF 2016 Review: Under the Sun

14 Jun , 2016  

Vitaly Mansky’s eye-opening documentary Under the Sun goes deep into the North Korean propaganda machine and asks: “Does the North Korean dream exist?”.

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Review: Chongqing Hot Pot

15 Apr , 2016  

What begins as a heist film becomes something so much more in the small but hugely fun and surprising Chinese crime-comedy Chongqing Hot Pot.

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Review: The Bodyguard

13 Apr , 2016  

It was one of our anticipated films of 2016 but does Sammo Hung’s martial arts drama The Bodyguard live up to expectations?