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  • Oldboy
  • Possession
  • Tokyo Story
  • Harakiri

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  • Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears

    ★★½

  • The Reef

    ★★★

  • The Reef: Stalked

    ★★

  • Madame Evening Glory

    ★★★

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  • Japan's Longest Day

    Japan's Longest Day

    ★★★★½

    The coup that didn't succeed
    (Thank Buddha)

    When you have completely programmed Soldiers in a Country that has never lost a War, you have a problem as soon as you have to accept that winning is not a possibility anymore. The indoctrinated Army of the Rising Sun was blinded by the national pride. So much so, that they couldn't even accept the Tenno's words of peace and defeat and they wanted to fight until the very last man.

    A spectacular…

  • Dersu Uzala

    Dersu Uzala

    ★★★★½

    Maybe the greatest
    (real) Bromance ever!

    Harsh nature makes meek people out of everyone with a will to survive and if you bring the much needed respect into the land, it rewards you with an understanding and warmth. When it comes to understanding your surroundings accordingly, nobody could ever top Dersu Uzala and his appreciation for his nature.

    The Capitan and Dersu had such a sweet and honest friendship everyone should be envious of. A constant giving and taking without…

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  • Flic

    Flic

    ★★½

    Dream on, keep
    Dreaming on!

    What is happening, is anything even happening? Are we just in for a ride, are we standing on the shore, are we Detectives or are we sleeping in a Car? Are we drinking ourselves silly or are we in a Hostess Bar? Are we tripping or is simply nothing happening really? Is it a mystery or just a fever dream?

    After the extreme slow beginning it never speeds up and crawls to a halt in…

  • Special Actors

    Special Actors

    ★★★½

    Life is but an Act
    and we're in it

    It's hard to motivate some people and get them into the right gear. Some are stuck in a self defeating routine that is hard to break out. Even harder, when this person is on his own and has to find meaning in his own depressing, lonely life. Luckily he chose a profession where it's easy to find connection and camaraderie. As an Actor!

    Another quirky comedy from Shin'ichirô Ueda that looses…

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  • Super Dark Times

    Super Dark Times

    ★★★★

    Boys with Samurai Sword will be Boys with Samurai Sword.

  • Oldboy

    Oldboy

    ★★★★★

    What a Beast of a Movie!

    From perfect Camera, Sound and incredible Actors and all rapped up in the first Brainsplatter, as I like to call this Movie, I have ever seen.

    I was at the Fantasy Film Fest in 2004 at the screening of this enormous Masterpiece. It was a incredible Atmosphere!

    Till half hour before the ending you hear laugther, chuckles and gasping. But when the climax came, there was dead silence long after the credits were gone.…