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Returner (2002) Movie DVD Cover

Returner (2002) Movie Review

Sometimes there’s just no real reason for a movie to be in the first place. Take the South Korean movie...

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Freeze Me (2000) Movie Poster

Freeze Me (2000) Movie Review

With “Freeze Me”, I’m reasonably certain writer/director Takashi Ishii is trying to make a statement about the hardships of being...

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Owls' Castle (1999) Movie DVD

Owls’ Castle (1999) Movie Review

Having more in common with Ridley Scott’s “Gladiator” than the Japanese ninja movie “Red Shadow”, Masahiro Shinoda’s “Owls’ Castle” has...

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Junk (1999) Movie dvd

Junk (1999) Movie Review

Do you know who George Romero is? If the answer is Yes, then can you list all 3 titles of...

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Another Heaven (2000) Movie Poster

Another Heaven (2000) Movie Review

Joji Iida’s “Another Heaven” is a standard “X-Files”-inspired movie about cops chasing a more-than-human killer, but it makes the mistake...

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Gojoe (2000) Movie Poster

Gojoe (2000) Movie Review

I am a sucker for Japanese Samurai movies, but lately I’ve been disappointed by what I’ve seen. “Red Shadow” was...

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Waterboys (2001) Movie Poster

Waterboys (2001) Movie Review

The Japanese film “Waterboys” is a mixture of “The Bad News Bears” and “The Full Monty,” in which misfits attempt...

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Kamikaze Taxi (1995) Movie Poster

Kamikaze Taxi (1995) Movie Review

I’ve always found Japanese culture to be intriguing, not by what’s “out there” but rather by what’s hidden “under the...

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Cure (1997) Movie Poster

Cure (1997) Movie Review

The most surprisingly thing about Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Cure is just how average it is. The film is a crime drama,...

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Audition (1999) Movie DVD Cover

Audition (1999) Movie Review

I’ve been hearing filmmaker Takashi Miike’s name for a while now. The man is apparently the biggest thing to come...

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April Story (1998) Movie Poster

April Story (1998) Movie Review

The Japanese film April Story, besides having an annoyingly sweet soundtrack, is a 1-hour film. It is a romance film...

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Whiteout (2000) Movie Poster

Whiteout (2000) Movie Review

Setsurou Wakamatsu’s Whiteout is a Die Hard In A… Movie, with a vehicle, location, or situation put in place of...

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Uzumaki (2000) Movie Review

Uzumaki is the story of highschooler Kirie, who opens the film with a brief voiceover introduction. We learn that Kirie...

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