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  • Japanese Girls at the Harbor
  • The Clone Returns Home
  • The Fabulous Baron Munchausen
  • After Life

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  • After Life

    ★★★★★

  • The Night

    ★★★

  • The Enchanting Shadow

    ★★★

  • Bright Future

    ★★★

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  • After Life

    After Life

    ★★★★★

    How does someone even conceptualize "Wandafuru Raifu?"

    A cathartic tale with an eternal scope, Kore-eda's sophomore fiction feature juggles multiple themes with remarkable maturity. A breakdown of its grand spectrum reveals several components that deserve standalone movies. First is an alternate worldview that connects life and death through a system unusually confused and bureaucratic.

    The second is a depiction of memory as a permanent reminder of reality, yet not truth itself; in its truest self it is a mixture between…

  • The Night

    The Night

    ★★★

    City, a continually denounced labyrinth at day, becomes a sensual beauty at night. Tsai captures a city, Hong Kong, through scenes of a crossroad and the resultant short is glamorous.

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  • The Enchanting Shadow

    The Enchanting Shadow

    ★★★

    Based on "Nie Xiaoqian," a short story by Pu Songling.

    The idiocy of certain Hong Kong horror and wuxia protagonists astound me. Primarily male characters, they would nonchalantly walk at paths angels dare not tread, and promptly fall into traps noticed by other characters and spectators alike. Regardless of my reservations, it is a common concept and I have gradually acquired the aptitude to earn entertainment from diabolical anticipation of the protagonist's almost inevitable fall. Ning Caichen is a typical…

  • The Fabulous Baron Munchausen

    The Fabulous Baron Munchausen

    ★★★★

    Based on a fictional character created by Rudolf Erich Raspe.

    Infinite adjectives are not enough to explain the beauty and joy of watching the chef-d'oeuvre of a true master of spectacle. In this film, Karel Zeman, the inheritor of the endless imagination of Jules Verne and Georges Méliès, colours the universe with his ingenious vision. The humour is incredible, the style superlative in its grandeur. "The Fabulous Baron Munchausen" resides in a world where everything is possible, where myth merges…