Films

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    Heads for Sale

    A violent early Shaw Brothers production from King Boxer director Jeong Chang-hwa…

    4 stars
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    The Prodigal Son

    Sammo Hung writes and directs a darkly comic take on the kung fu classic…

    4 stars
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    Pigs and Battleships

    Shohei Imamura plays his story of love and crime amid the shadow of occupation with verve, gallows humour and tears…

    4 stars
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    Hiruko the Goblin

    Cult director Shinya Tsukamoto’s bizarre second feature gets a new special edition Blu-ray release…

    4 stars
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    Vampire vs Vampire

    Lam Ching-ying directs and faces off against a western vampire in this 1989 jiangshi classic…

    5 stars
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    Crows and Sparrows

    An allegorical melodrama that saw two Chinas at a historic junction of modern Chinese history…

    4.5 stars
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    13 Beloved

    A desperate man is sucked into an increasingly deadly game in this grim Thai 2006 morality tale…

    5 stars
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    The Bravest Revenge

    A generic but fun slice of 1970s martial arts action from Taiwan…

    4 stars
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    Red Sorghum

    Zhang Yimou has never bettered his astonishing debut…

    5 stars
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    A Devilish Homicide

    A look back at an early Korean horror classic, from noted genre director Lee Yong-min…

    5 stars
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    The One Who Runs Away is the Ghost

    Qinyuan Lei’s debut is a poetic tale about homecoming…

    4 stars
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    Izla

    A group of bikini-clad Vloggers head to a mysterious island to film a prank video, only to be beset by zombies…

    1 star
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    The Machine Girl

    A look back at one of the key films in the bloody wave of early 2000s Japanese splatter…

    5 stars
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    The Silent Sea

    The latest blockbuster Korean series shoots for the stars but gets weighed down by sci-fi clichés…

    3.5 stars
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    The Wheel of Life

    King Hu headlines but doesn’t dominate a roundly adventurous, exquisite reincarnation saga…

    4 stars
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    The Imp

    A look back at a real classic of Hong Kong horror, and at one of the most influential genre films of the 1980s…

    5 stars
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    Vengeance of the Phoenix Sisters

    A technically routine but fun, visually and stylistically striking wuxia battle of the sexes…

    3.5 stars
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