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TIFF 2017 Review: The Third Murder

18 Sep , 2017  

Hirokazu Koreeda changes gears from family dramas to courtroom thriller with new film, The Third Murder. Does Koreeda’s style translate well in a new genre?

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KOFFIA 2017 Review: The Day After

29 Aug , 2017  

One of several Hong Sang-soo films to grace cinema screens in 2017, The Day After continues the filmmaker’s thematic reflection over infidelity.

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MIFF 2017 Review: Japanese Girls Never Die

21 Aug , 2017  

Daigo Matsui directs Yu Aoi in Japanese Girls Never Die, the filmmaker’s new and unapologetic assault on misogyny and the patriarchy in modern-day Japan.

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MIFF 2017 Review: On the Beach at Night Alone

13 Aug , 2017  

Hong Sang-soo crafts what may be his masterpiece with On the Beach At Night Alone, starring Kim Min-hee in an equally perfect performance.

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Review: Kita Kita

24 Jul , 2017  

Sigrid Andrea Bernardo returns with her third feature film, Kita Kita, a sad romantic comedy set in Japan about two foreign Filipino workers.

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Review: The Villainess

12 Jul , 2017  

Kim Ok-bin stars as a trained assassin turned undercover government operative in the extreme and outlandish South Korean action film, The Villainess.

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TJFF 2017 Review: Hime-Anole

7 Jul , 2017  

Hime-Anole’s flips the switch from slice-of-life romantic drama to violent and murderous thriller almost effortlessly and makes it work.

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TJFF 2017 Review: Over the Fence

4 Jul , 2017  

Nobuhiro Yamashita’s latest film, Over The Fence, is a gentle exploration into the rarely seen lives of people living on the fringes of Japanese society.

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SFF 2017 Review: Motherland

29 Jun , 2017  

Filmed in the busiest maternity hospital in the world, Motherland is a profoundly humane documentary about Manila’s disadvantaged mothers.

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SFF 2017 Review: Rage

28 Jun , 2017  

Featuring a huge all-star cast of Japanese acting talent, Lee Sang-il’s Rage is more than just a multi-narrative murder mystery.

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SFF 2017 Review: Okja

22 Jun , 2017  

Bong Joon-ho’s (Memories of Murder, Snowpiercer) much buzzed about new film, Okja, is the acclaimed filmmaker’s most ambitious project to date.

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TJFF 2017 Review: Birthday Wishes

21 Jun , 2017  

Actresses Aoi Miyazaki and Ai Hashimoto star as mother and daughter in Yasuhiro Yoshida’s (Leaving on the 15th Spring) new drama, Birthday Wishes.