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  • Farewell My Concubine

    Farewell My Concubine

    ★★★★½

    ”I'm just an actor playing a king. You really are Yuji.”

    Farewell My Concubine is a 171 minute epic that spans 53 years and is as much a behind the scenes look into the Peking Opera and their schools, a love triangle involving a woman and a man after the affection of a second man and a portrayal of Chinese history including the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Cultural Revolution. And to top it all the story mirrors that of…

  • Castaway on the Moon

    Castaway on the Moon

    ★★★★★

    "It's not for health reasons.
    After putting on 10.000 steps,
    I feel like I had a good, busy day.
    It's an all-too-healthy way of escapism."

    So writer/director Lee Hae-Jun knows what made me buy that rowing machine last year - splendid..
    Starring Jeong JaeYeong as the male Kim and Jung Ryeo-Won as the female Kim, Castaway on the Moon opens with male Kim trying to commit suicide via jumping from the infamous Mapo Bridge in Seoul to his death in…

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  • Caddyshack

    Caddyshack

    ½

    Caddyshat, more like. There is not one single joke in this. What a horribly boring drag this was.

  • Einstein and Einstein

    Einstein and Einstein

    ★★★½

    Sophie Zhang is great in this, I just made the naive mistake of thinking this would be more fluffy and entertaining, but instead I got a drama about the place of young women in Chinese society that didn't sweet-talk anything whatsoever.
    Recommended.

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  • I Saw the Devil

    I Saw the Devil

    ★★★★★

    A piano sonata of revenge that, with each note, breaks a bone, peels back your skin, slits a tendon and punches and kicks your heart and gut and stops exactly a split second before it would knock you unconscious, only to build up again and leave you more devastated the next time around.

    I Saw The Devil is a gorgeously crafted piece of cinema directed by Kim Jee-woon. The tale of a special ops agent played by Lee Byung-hun on…

  • The Raid

    The Raid

    ★★★★★

    If you look up action movie in a dictionary there's a picture of "The Raid".

    "The Raid" is the very definition of an action movie. It's action movie perfection brought to life by the amazing team of writer/director/editor Gareth Evans, indonesian silat master Iko Uwais, cinematographers Matt Flannery and Dimas Imam Subhono and choreographer/antagonist/silat master Yayan Ruhian aided by a great crew.

    When an elite police squad gets trapped in a run-down apartment block controlled by a drug lord shit…