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Radiance (2017) ☆☆1/2(2.5/4): Another gentle, meditative work from Naomi Kawase

To be frank with you, Naomi Kawase’s works have been an acquired taste to me. Although I admired the serene atmosphere of “The Mourning Forest” (2007), I felt impatient at times during my viewing, and I doubt whether I will … Continue reading

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Antiporno (2016) ☆☆☆(3/4): Another perverted exercise in style from Sion Sono

You cannot possibly expect anything normal from Sion Sono, who is surely one of the most interesting filmmakers working in Japan at present. “Cold Fish” (2010) was a bleak, disturbing psychological thriller about an ordinary family man gradually influenced by … Continue reading

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10 movies of 2016 – and more: Part 3

Now here is my list of 10 South Korean films of this year.

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10 movies of 2016 – and more: Part 2

And here are the other 5 movies in my list – with other films good enough to be mentioned.

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10 movies of 2016 – and more: Part 1

Here are the first 5 movies in my list.

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10 movies of 2016 – and more: Introduction

It has been a pretty bad year for many of us. Many famous figures including David Bowie, Prince, Umberto Eco, Muhammad Ali, Leonard Cohen, George Michael, Carrie Fisher, and Debbie Reynolds passed away during this year, and there was also … Continue reading

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10 movies of 2015 – and more: Part 3

Now here is my list of 10 South Korean films of this year.

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