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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: Apprentice

13 Aug , 2016  

Boo Junfeng’s dark prison drama Apprentice is an impressive Singaporean feature that explores isolation and offers no easy answers to capital punishment.

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MIFF 2016 Review: The Magic Brush

11 Aug , 2016  

Chinese animated adventure The Magic Brush offers plenty in the way of laughs and imagination that’s sure to entertain the young and young at heart.

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MIFF 2016 Review: The Handmaiden

10 Aug , 2016  

The gloves come off as Park Chan-wook’s sexually charged Gothic lesbian romance, The Handmaiden, reveals a director at his most feminine.

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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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Revelation Film Fest 2016 Review: The Whispering Star

8 Jul , 2016  

In a departure from Sion Sono’s usual manic craziness, the Japanese director presents the minimal existential science fiction, The Whispering Star.

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Review: The Wailing

30 Jun , 2016  

Na Hong-jin’s hellish genre hopping ghost story, The Wailing, is an unrelenting experience and one that is unlikely to be forgotten about any time soon.

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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: A Fish

22 Jun , 2016  

Independent Korean mystery A Fish is a beautiful and deeply haunting debut feature from writer-director Park Hong-min.

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SFF 2016 Review: Non Fiction Diary

17 Jun , 2016  

Jung Yoon-suk’s Non Fiction Diary is more than just a documentary about South Korea’s first serial murder case.

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SFF 2016 Review: Tharlo

14 Jun , 2016  

Black and white feature Tharlo explores a clash of cultures when an isolated sheep herder in the mountains suddenly experiences the modern world of Tibet.

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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?”.