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Review: Dearest Sister

24 Nov , 2016  

The only female filmmaker and horror filmmaker in Laotian history has returned with her new film, the remarkable Dearest Sister.

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Review: Your Name

23 Nov , 2016  

Makoto Shinkai finally merges science fiction and emotional storytelling to amazing effect with Japan’s animated box office sensation, Your Name.

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JFF 2016 Review: The Actor

20 Nov , 2016  

Rising female filmmaker, Satoko Yokohama, glimpses into the life of small-time actors in Japanese film and theatre with her slice-of-life film, The Actor.

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Review: Yourself and Yours

20 Nov , 2016  

Hong Sang-soo’s Yourself and Yours continues the director’s trademark look at relationships but forgoes some of the director’s usual tricks to great effect.

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Review: Anti-Porno

19 Nov , 2016  

One of five films included in Nikkatsu’s Roman Porno Reboot Project, Sion Sono’s Anti-Porno is a straight-up surreal experience. Enter with caution!

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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: Sunday Beauty Queen

10 Nov , 2016  

Baby Ruth Villarama’s documentary Sunday Beauty Queen follows young Pinays toiling as migrant workers in Hong Kong with their one day of pageantry and fun.

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Review: Behemoth

3 Nov , 2016  

Visually striking Chinese documentary Behemoth is an artistic critique of China’s industrial consumption of energy, resources and people.

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JFF 2016 Review: The Top Secret: Murder in Mind

2 Nov , 2016  

Keishi Otomo, director of the Rurouni Kenshin trilogy, returns with his blockbuster blend of sci-fi, horror and crime in The Top Secret: Murder in Mind.

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Review: The Age of Shadows

27 Oct , 2016  

Kim Jee-woon’s intricate and suspenseful espionage thriller, The Age of Shadows, will keep you guessing all the way through.

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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 Bacchus Lady

13 Oct , 2016  

E J-yong’s social drama, The Bacchus Lady, is a tale of tragedy and loneliness and has a lot to say about the country’s attitude towards the elderly.