Drama

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    Raped by an Angel 3: Sexual Fantasy of the Chief Executive

    The third instalment of the infamous Category III sleaze series, and the strangest yet…

    3 stars
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    The Edge of Daybreak

    The Fall of the House of…

    3.5 stars
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    Minari

    A warm drama about the power of family in the face of adversity…

    4.5 stars
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    Beyond The Dream

    To say that this HK social issue indie was a surprise blockbuster and delight is quite the understatement…

    4 stars
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    I Still Remember

    “Once in your life, you have to cheer for yourself!”…

    4 stars
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    All Night Long 2: Atrocity

    The second part of Katsuya Matsumura’s infamous series lives up to its billing…

    3.5 stars
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    In the Land of Lost Angels

    An obscure Asian-American community is finally put on the map with a tense kidnap drama…

    3.5 stars
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    No Tears for the Dead

    A love letter to Hong Kong action (and more) from the director of The Man From Nowhere

    4 stars
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    All Night Long

    The first entry in one of Japan’s most notorious extreme film franchises…

    2 stars
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    Verdict

    A sincere domestic abuse drama directs the spotlight at the Philippine legal system…

    3.5 stars
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    Back to the Wharf

    Actions from 15 years ago haunt a man returning to his hometown…

    3.5 stars
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    Dreams on Fire

    A luminously kinetic run through Tokyo’s street dance scene and fine vehicle for dancer Bambi; nothing more nothing less…

    4 stars
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    Spring Tide

    Acclaimed director Yang Lina’s second fiction feature explores the lives of women in modern China…

    4 stars
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    The Swordsman

    A familiar-looking Joseon drama, redeemed by fantastically overblown fight sequences…

    3 stars
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    Da Capo

    A guitarist returns home to finish a song, and finds a merry band to assist…

    2.5 stars
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    A Writer’s Odyssey

    A writer’s fantasy world collides with reality in this big budget Chinese New Year blockbuster…

    3.5 stars
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    Pebbles

    Austere, impressive debut in which the landscape and nature dramatically dictate life…

    4 stars