Vicky Cristina Barcelona Review

Much like tasting premium wine, taking a stroll through a botanical garden on a sunny afternoon or savoring a serving of very fine chocolate, Vicky Cristina Barcelona delivers a delightful and highly sensual experience likely to stay with its audience long after the credits have finished rolling.read more

Love Exposure (愛のむきだし) Review

Love Exposure is epic in every sense of the word: it is at once a powerful meditation on religion, an allegorical commentary on sexuality in the modern world, a highly entertaining commercial production and an odyssey of sorts into Tokyo’s bizarre Akihabara subculture. While some may love it and others hate it, this film will leave no one indifferent.read more

SDAFF: First Squad (Первый отряд) Review

Coming back from a screening of the Russian anime co-production with Japan’s Studio 4°C First Squad at the San Diego Asian Film Festival, it is certainly not easy to settle on a final verdict for Yoshiharu Ashino’s new production.read more

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