Category Archive: Asian Cinema

Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986)

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So a few hours ago, I saw Isshyo ni Sleeping: Sleeping with Hinako, which is easily the all time worst anime I have ever seen. In order to cleanse that from my system,… Continue reading

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Millennium Actress (2001)

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Fujiwara Chiyoko was easily the most popular actress of her time until her abrupt disappearance from cinema in the 1970s. She finally agreed to give an interview to Tachibana Genya and his assistant.… Continue reading

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Drift Special: Beauty Battle

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This is a review I wrote as a Facebook note when I was but a lad of 17 and far from conceiving a blog like this. Since I was but a foolish high… Continue reading

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The Girl who Leapt Through Time (2006)

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What I thought was one of the most memorable scenes of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) was when Benjamin (Brad Pitt) described a car accident that Daisy (Cate Blanchett) got into.… Continue reading

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April 19th (1994)

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Medical school graduate Aditi Sen (Debashree Roy) has come back to live with her mother (Aparna Sen). Her mother is a nationally famous, award-winning dancer. Soon enough, that leads to some friction between… Continue reading

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Chungking Express (1994)

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In most cultures, relationships ending sourly is one of life’s inevitable truths alongside death and taxes. How does one go about coping with the fact that his girlfriend left him? Wong Kar-Wai’s Chungking… Continue reading

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The Man from Nowhere (2010)

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When drug-addicted stripper Hyo-Jung (Kim Hyo-Seo) steals heroin from a gang, little does she realize that it starts a chain of gang violence. Eventually, one of the gangs tracks her down and kidnaps… Continue reading

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