Crime

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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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    Snakehead

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

    3.5 stars
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    Hand Rolled Cigarette

    A gritty HK noir following an ex-solider working for the triads reluctantly protecting a South Asian immigrant…

    4 stars
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    Midnight

    A serial killer pursues a deaf woman through the streets of Seoul in this fast-paced thriller…

    4.5 stars
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    Shadows

    A busy psycho-thriller with a mite too much on its plate, still carried well via its characters…

    3.5 stars
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    Traffickers

    Organ smugglers target an unfortunate woman on a cruise ship while her husband tries to track her down…

    4 stars
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    Limbo

    Soi Cheang returns to Hong Kong for a hardcore noir crime thriller, shot in stunning monochrome…

    4 stars
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    Ichi the Killer

    Takashi Miike’s blood-soaked 2001 manga adaptation remains a milestone in extreme Japanese cinema…

    5 stars
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    I Saw the Devil

    Kim Jee-woon’s Grand Guignol masterpiece remains one of the most brutal Korean films of the last few decades…

    5 stars
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    Himizu

    Another dark, though less surreal offering from Sion Sono, meditating on impact of the 2011 tsunami…

    4 stars
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    PTU

    To’s stripped-down drama is a victory of style over substance, but Tsim Sha Tsui wins the best-supporting actor award…

    4 stars
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    The Benny Chan Cops & Robbers Rundown Part 3: Big Bullet

    Hits all its targets from every angle at the bullseye, even if it doesn’t find any new places to target…

    4.5 stars
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    The Benny Chan Cops & Robbers Rundown Part 2: Man Wanted

    More notable for length and violence than narrative strength or cohesion, there’s still a lot of classic HK packed here…

    2.5 stars
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    Guilty of Romance

    The third part of Sion Sono’s ‘Hate Trilogy’ is a twisted tale of true crime depravity and murder…

    5 stars
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    Fallen Angels

    Wong Kar-wai’s oneiric and vivacious journey to the Hong Kong underworld…

    4 stars
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    Our Town

    Two maniacs for the price of one in this grisly Korean serial killer mystery…

    4 stars
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    Time And Tide

    Drama within gunplay within mayhem in Tsui Hark’s early 2000’s actioner…

    4 stars