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Longinus (2004) Movie Review

If you look at “Longinus” as nothing more than a slight, “no need to bother” detour for Japanese filmmaker Ryuhei...

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Pistol Opera (2001) Movie Review

Abstract – adj. Having an intellectual and affective artistic content that depends solely on intrinsic form rather than on narrative...

Kunoichi Lady Ninja (1998) Movie DVD Cover

Kunoichi Lady Ninja (1998) Movie Review

Hong Kong period action films have long been notorious for over-the-top combat sequences involving plenty of wire-fu and head-spinning camera...

Perfect Blue (2002) Movie DVD Cover

Perfect Blue (2002) Movie Review

Ahhhh, the vagaries of stardom. Plenty of money, private jets, fast cars, an entourage of “Yes” men doing your bidding,...


Nobody Knows (2004) Movie Review

Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda has built somewhat of a cult reputation for off centre, documentary-like dramas, such as his Heaven-set...

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Azumi (2003) Movie Review

Ryuhei Kitamura’s “Azumi” is surprisingly very ordinary, especially considering its 140-minute running length and the movie coming from the director...

Eriko Sato in Cutie Honey (2004) Movie Image

Cutie Honey (2004) Movie Review

I suppose it goes without saying that you can’t take a movie called “Cutie Honey” too seriously. And even if...

Three: Extremes (2004) Movie Poster

Three: Extremes (2004) Movie Review

The release of the Asian horror anthology “Three…Extremes” on DVD comes as a bit of a dilemma to international moviegoers...

Casshern (2004) Movie Poster

Casshern (2004) Movie Review

Like “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow”, and before that, Mamoru Oshii’s “Avalon”, the Japanese sci-fi film “Casshern” seems...

Zebraman (2004) Movie Poster

Zebraman (2004) Movie Review

You probably won’t find a wackier film than Takashi Miike’s “Zebraman”, a Japanese movie about a loser who discovers that,...


Cross Fire (2000) Movie Review

“Cross Fire” was produced by the Japanese Toho studios, best known for the classic, enduring “Godzilla” series. This attempt at...


Gozu (2004) Movie Review

“Gozu” is another recent effort from the apparently tireless Takashi Miike, bringing his total of films released over the last...