Sci Fi / Fantasy

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    Paprika

    Satoshi Kon’s final feature is a beautiful and touching adventure that treads the line between dream and nightmare…

    4.5 stars
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    Asura

    A first look at the 750m yuan blockbuster now famously withdrawn from Chinese cinemas…

    2.5 stars
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    Duckweed

    Progress and nostalgia, China’s own Back to the Future…

    4 stars
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    Halfworlds: Season One

    Yes, this really is Joko Anwar somehow turning great raw materials into something bland…

    1.5 stars
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    Gatchaman Crowds Insight

    The Gatchaman are back, and the fight is more insidious than ever…

    4 stars
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    Tam Cam: The Untold Story

    A great Vietnamese fantasy epic which retells a fresh Cinderella story for new audiences…

    3 stars
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    Saving Sally

    A comic book enthusiast battles for the woman he loves in an animated world of monsters and rival boyfriends…

    3.5 stars
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    Horror Stories III

    The third instalment in the horror anthology series takes a turn for the weird…

    4 stars
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    Blue Christmas

    Aliens cause people’s blood to turn blue and a professor is abducted in this charming sci-fi mystery…

    3.5 stars
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    The Secret of the Telegian

    Jun Fukuda’s amazing science fiction crime thriller still proves itself 5 decades later…

    4 stars
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    Ghost in the Shell (2017)

    This isn’t a terrible adaptation of the classic anime, it just wants to tell a different story with the same canvas…

    3.5 stars
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    Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris

    The third in Shusuke Kaneko’s 1990s Gamera reboot trilogy sees the giant flying turtle taking on more monster foes…

    4 stars
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    School in the Crosshairs

    Teenage superpowers against institutions and demons from Venus, all the not-so descreet charm of 80’s teenage fantasy horror films…

    3 stars
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    Latitude Zero

    Under the ocean waves, the former stars of yesterday wage war while Japanese people look on bemused…

    3 stars
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    The H-Man

    Japanese B-Movie that entertainingly mixes Atomic Age concerns with gangster noir…

    3.5 stars
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    Kubo and the Two Strings

    Stop motion marvel about a young boy’s heroic quest in ‘olden Japan’. Cue samurai, demons and magical origami…

    4 stars
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    The Great Wall

    Hired mercenaries searching for the black powder gets embroiled in the Great Wall against creatures from beyond…

    3 stars