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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
40% Kamisama no iu tôri (As the Gods Will) (2014) Miike directs a paranoid film that plays out as a video game, with the protagonists having to overcome trials given by dolls, in order to progress to the next stage. The slapstick humor and the bloodbaths, however, make this one a distinct Miike film ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
50% Attack On Titan: Part 2 (Shingeki no kyojin endo obu za warudo) (2015) The inconceivable has occurred: the second part of the live-action adaptation of the ultra popular manga and anime is even worse than the first part. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
No Score Yet Salut d'Amour (2015) Kang Je-gyu directs a film that initially seems as a romantic flick between two elderly people, but eventually is revealed as a heart-breaking melodrama, as the permeating humor of the first half gives its place to a number of heartbreaking moments‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
No Score Yet Buddha.mov (2017) "Buddha.mov" is excellent as it is unusual, and a must see for all fans of mockumentaries and mocking in general, as much as for those enjoying intelligent irony. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
No Score Yet Dead Time: Kala (2007) "Kala" is an elaborate film, despite the limitations of its production, that will satisfy both the fans of the noir, and the ones of the violent, supernatural horror/thrillers. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2018
90% The Boy And The Beast (Bakemono No Ko) (2016) The sole fault of the film is that it becomes a bit sanctimonious in the end, trying to include as many values as possible, in a tactic that seems a bit out-of-place. However, this fault is not enough to ruin a true masterpiece of the genre.‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
No Score Yet Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles (2012) The Monster Chronicles: Tiktik is a visually impressive film, whose violence and general exploitation atmosphere will surely satisfy the fans of the genre. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
No Score Yet Gakseoltang (Kaksoltang) (Lump of Sugar) (2006) "Lump of Sugar" is a highly entertaining melodrama that benefits the most from its technical aspect, the realistic approach to the hardships of horse-racing, and the presence of its protagonist.‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
50% Over Your Dead Body (Kuime) (2014) "Over Your Dead Body" is one of the greatest works of the prolific director, who, at last, manages to stay away from the nonsensical manga adaptations, in a way reminiscent of the atmosphere he created in films like "Audition." ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
No Score Yet Jeul-geo-woon in-saeng (The Happy Life) (2007) "The Happy Life" is a convincingly grounded slice-of-middle age- life film that avoids the reefs of the melodrama and the succeeding underdog theme, thus resulting in a realistic, as much as amusing spectacle. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
No Score Yet Late Autumn (Manchu) (2011) The melancholic mood is heightened by the slow pace and the mellow music, while Seattle itself plays a major role , with many shots of its attractions, as the two protagonists roam in the streets with Hoon as the tour guide and Anna as the tourist. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
31% The Berlin File (2013) A visually impressive action flick in the style of "Bourne" but with very little substance‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
No Score Yet The Lady Assassin (My Nhan Ke) (2013) The Lady Assassin can be alluring to fans of alternative wuxia and beautiful woman fighters, but in the end nothing more than a "sultry" attempt in the genre, with not much not to offer except some visual shenanigans‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
33% Friend 2: The Legacy (2013) Friend 2: The Legacy is an impressive film that will satisfy almost every fan of action movies, although it is obviously a step under the original, particularly due to its direction and acting.‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
90% When Marnie Was There (2015) The allegory of the fantastic of Studio Ghibli's older productions, and particularly those of Miyazaki's, seems to be largely lost, and unfortunately, the film's technical prowess is not enough to surpass this issue.‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
96% A Touch of Zen (1969) Hu directs a film that stands apart from the plethora of wuxia titles for many reasons, but particularly because the script does not exist to provide a background for the action, but it is elaborately written filled with social and philosophical comments‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
No Score Yet Belenggu (2013) "Shackled" may not present any original ideas, however, it is elaborately structured and truly excels in terms of art direction and acting .Furthermore, it achieves its goal of being a truly terrifying film. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
81% The Assassin (2015) The Assassin" is a gorgeous film, artfully structured, that bares however, little semblance to the wuxia genre, apart from the era it takes place.‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
79% Moebius (2014) "Moebius" is a very difficult film to watch, a fact stressed by its obvious low budget. However, if one were to surpass the shock, he would discover a true masterpiece of the grotesque‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
No Score Yet Ruined Heart: Another Lovestory Between A Criminal & A Whore (2014) The story eventually becomes clear, but the narration is highly nontraditional and actually looks like a collage of Khavn's notions, where sex and violence play dominant roles. Christopher Doyle's cinematography is great, resulting in an impressive short.‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
No Score Yet Naked Youth (Seishun zankoku monogatari) (A Story of the Cruelties of Youth) (1960) In a prime sample of the Japanese New Wave that emerged in the late fifties in Japan, Oshima focuses, artfully, on adolescent delinquency, the sexual revolution, and the failures of the post-war generation, themes that were untouched up to that point. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
No Score Yet Gangnam 1970 (Gangnam Blues) (2015) The technical soundness of Gangnam Blues could not carry the film past mediocrity, a fact unfortunate because the movie had all the qualifications to become great.‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
No Score Yet Shirayuki hime satsujin jiken (The Snow White Murder Case) (2014) Nakamura makes a sharp comment regarding the contemporary Japanese reality ; however, in the end he sets the matter straight, glorifying the concept of friendship and the genuinely Japanese ability to ask for forgiveness in the most humble way‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
100% 100 Yen Love (Hyakuen No Koi) (2014) Begins as a tragic family drama, but is remodeled into a social one, attempting to demonstrate the ugly aspects of the Japanese society: Family troubles, dysfunctional relationships and the fear of solitude that can drive one to extreme actions ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
54% Attack on Titan: Part 1 (Shingeki no kyojin) (2015) Attack on Titan will definitely be a commercial success; however, as to the actual result of the adaptation, all hopes are with the second part. Personally, I have my doubts.‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
No Score Yet Herutâ sukerutâ (Helter Skelter) (2012) Ninagawa presents the life of Lilico in a parallel with the lives of the geishas of old times, that had to do everything their "Mom" told them, while having to reach extreme measures in order to look beautiful according to the standards of the era. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
No Score Yet Sake Bomb (2014) By presenting, in a comical approach, several of the stereotypes, urban legends and issues in general that Asians have to face once they cross the Pacific, he manages to create a film that provides entertainment as much as food for thought.‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
No Score Yet Da cha fan (Gangster Payday) (2015) Despite some dramatic elements here and there, and some, even scarcer, action scenes, "Gangster Payday" is chiefly a romantic comedy, with May's character representing the first aspect, Ghost and his gang the second, and Leung's situated somewhere between‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
No Score Yet Our Love Story (2016) "Our Love Story" is an utterly realistic indie, which manages to remain entertaining for its whole duration, as it explores real life in the megalopolis ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
No Score Yet Chong xiao lou, (House of Traps) (1982) "House of Traps" is a great cult film, and contains everything a kung fu and Shaw Brothers film's fan would desire. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
No Score Yet Himeanole (2016) Yoshida manages to merge two films into one, despite their many differences. The fact that the second part, which contains violence, gore and sex comes after the first one, which could be rated PG13, is as unusual as it is shocking and entertaining ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
No Score Yet Hex (Xie) (1980) Despite the evident nonsensicality, the general pace, and some preposterous special effects that somehow manage to work, "Hex" makes for a highly entertaining film. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
No Score Yet Interchange (2017) "Interchange" is a very entertaining film that stands out due to its direction, cast, and production values. Noir fans are bound to love it. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
No Score Yet City of Jade (2016) City of Jade is a great documentary, as it manages to combine artfully the depiction of a very serious topic, with Midi Z's personal issues, and to coat them with beauty. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
No Score Yet Kyôaku (The Devil's Path) (2013) Pierre Taki portrays a true beast as Sudo, who stops at nothing in order to fulfill his purpose, with murder and rape being his most common tools. However, the true devil is the Doc, played by Pierre Taki, a sociopath who acts as the master of the beast.‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
No Score Yet The Crazy Family (1986) Sogo Ishii takes the term dysfunctional family and transforms it into something much worse, as paranoia is the permeating status of each member. In this fashion, however, he mocks the standards of modern Japanese society, in a quite evident metaphor. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
No Score Yet Over the Fence (2016) A beautiful, distinctly Japanese film style, standing out due to its characters, acting, and the amount of laughter and smiling presented on screen‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
No Score Yet The Inerasable (Zan'e: Sunde wa ikenai heya) (2015) A film that looks like an entry in J-horror, but is actually a film noir with some horror elements, benefiting the most from the script and the atmosphere.‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
No Score Yet Kabukicho Love Hotel (Sayonara Kabukicho) (2014) Ryuichi Hiroki combines his pinku past with his social drama present to portray a plethora of stories that occur during a 24-hour period in a love hotel in Tokyo‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
No Score Yet A Chorus of Angels (Kita no Kanariatachi) (2012) Implements all the distinct characteristics of the Japan's cinema, while excelling at the technical department, with magnificent sound and cinematography‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
No Score Yet Liway (2018) A truly significant film, an ode to Kip Oebanda's mother, his childhood, and to the people who have to deal with the consequences of living through Marcos' dictatorship‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
No Score Yet Minamata: The Victims And Their World (1971) A great documentary that manages to shed a very analytical light on a case that shocked Japan through a combination of thoroughness and artistry that deem the title a must-watch‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
No Score Yet Bhonsle (2018) Bhonsle deals with the concepts of revenge, vigilante justice, the place of women in society, and racism deriving from immigration, through a very Indian approach. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
No Score Yet Bunohan: Return to Murder (2013) Dain Said directs a film that implements an unusual approach, which lingers towards the magical realism, in order to present a number of socioeconomic comments ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018