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  • Are You Wild Like Me?

    Are You Wild Like Me?

    ★★★

    Nice shortie about a cute canibal girl in the woods. Rough but charming.

  • Monstrum

    Monstrum

    ★½

    Insgesamt enttäuschende Mixtur aus Historiendrama und Monsterfilm, gepaart mit sehr durchschnittlichen Schwertkampfszenen, pubertärem Furz-Humor und generell viel zu verlaberten Dialogpassagen.

    Erst in der zweiten Hälfte findet der Film zu sich, zum Actionfilm. Doch hat er auch da einfach nichts zu bieten, nichts, was man nicht schon viel zu oft gesehen hätte. Uninspiriert und letztlich völlig überflüssig.

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  • Pickpocket

    Pickpocket

    ★★★★½

    Excellent, gritty and realistic account of a petty criminal left behind by his old pals that can adapt to new aggregational develeopments of contemporary chinese society. A bit too long, maybe, and losing its track in the last half hour, but that's just minor criticism in an overall superb film. Cinematography by genius Yu Lik-wai.

  • Love Exposure

    Love Exposure

    ★★★★½

    Yes, this is maybe as good as it gets. Its biggest achievements surely are that this is not an empty popculture ballet without significant meaning orbiting around itself in a delirious hedonist fashion but bears, on the one hand, a lot of reference to actual ongoing developments (speak: anxieties) of society (The Zero Church as a religious cult, cf. A Guru is born (Takeshi Kitano), or 1Q84 (Haruki Murakami)) and youth culture (panties-hentais versus punky chicks adoring pure love (cf.…