Films

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    Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash

    A refreshing throwback to 1980s kung-fu cinema with a socially conscious subtext…

    4 stars
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    Possessed

    A religion-themed 2009 Korean horror that offers something more substantial than the ghost flicks of the time…

    4.5 stars
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    The Snake Girl and the Silver Haired Witch

    Wonderful little curio of a movie, from deep in the Daiei archives…

    4 stars
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    Terrorizers

    Ho Wi Ding returns to the Toronto International Film Festival with another standout directorial effort…

    4.5 stars
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    Blind Beast

    Yasuzo Masumura’s infamous Edogawa Rampo adaptation gets a new Blu-ray release courtesy of Arrow…

    2.5 stars
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    Last of the Wolves

    A new rogue cop faces a new rogue yakuza amidst intrigue in both of their ranks for an ultraviolent sequel…

    3.5 stars
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    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first Asian-led superhero film is great, and Tony Leung makes it infinitely better…

    4 stars
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    Sensei, Would You Please Sit with Me?

    An irresistibly quirky and inventive examination of the challenges of marriage and/or adultery thru manga…

    4 stars
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    Snakehead

    Cold hard facts and fiction mingle in a moody crime indie echoing modern immigration issues…

    3.5 stars
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    A Tale of Two Sisters

    Kim Jee-woon’s 2003 classic chiller gets an extras-packed new Blu-ray from Arrow…

    4.5 stars
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    Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    Three vignettes about the lies we tell ourselves and each other…

    4.5 stars
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    Not Quite Dead Yet

    A would-be rocker who constantly tells her authoritarian father to drop dead is shocked when he does…

    3 stars
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    Fan Girl

    A coming-of-age drama meets the concept of fandom from a subtle feminist viewpoint…

    3 stars
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    Just 1 Day

    A sugar-coated story about conservation in a fast revolving metropolitan city…

    4 stars
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    The Sadness

    A mutated virus leads to a pandemic of murder and perversion across Taiwan…

    4.5 stars
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    Blind Beast

    An extensive artistic exploration of desire, disavowal and death in one of the best ero-guro films…

    4.5 stars
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    Coffin Homes

    Take satire, mix in buckets of gore, add a heavy dose of social commentary, and you get… well, something…

    2.5 stars