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  • Salute Sun Yat Sen DVD Review

    Salute Sun Yat Sen DVD Review

    4/5
    Chih-yen Yee, best known for Blue Gate Crossing, finally returns with Salute Sun Yat Sen; sometimes comedy heist, a sprinkle of coming of age and a whole lot of social commentary.

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  • A Second Chance DVD Review

    A Second Chance DVD Review

    4/5
    Director, Susanne Bier and writer, Anders Thomas Jensen reunite once more (In A Better World, Brothers, Love Is All You Need) for hard hitting crime thriller, A Second Chance.

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  • 52 Tuesdays Review

    52 Tuesdays Review

    3/5
    52 Tuesdays may present itself as something of a recondite film, and one that pushes concerns that won’t sit comfortably with a mainstream audience (no matter how important), but there also lies within a (dys)functional family dynamic that should proffer some universal clout. At the same time, it should additionally offer a window into a [...]

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  • The Legend of Barney Thompson Review

    The Legend of Barney Thompson Review

    2/5
    Sometimes, a debut feature-length directorial effort can be too in thrall to the maker’s influences to really stand out. Unfortunately, Robert Carlyle’s debut work falls into that rather disappointing category. The Legend of Barney Thompson is many things, but of its own mind is not one of them. In Glasgow, a serial killer is on [...]

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  • The Tale of Princess Kaguya DVD Review

    The Tale of Princess Kaguya DVD Review

    5/5
    Isao Takahata has been working in animation since the 1960’s and was a co-founder of the now universally famous Studio Ghibli in 1985.

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  • Amy Review

    Amy Review

    5/5
    Asif Kapadia’s follow-up documentary to his rather brilliant Senna (2010) makes a rather subtle first impression.

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