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  • Sound of the Mountain
  • So Long, My Son
  • Mirror
  • In the Mood for Love

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  • King of New York

    ★★★½

  • Miss Lonely

    ★★★★

  • Picnic

    ★★★½

  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong

    ★★★

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  • Hungry Soul, Part II

    Hungry Soul, Part II

    ★★★★½

    Ah, what a payoff! Hungry Soul had promise and beauty, but felt like tentative early steps to this narrative. Indeed, in part two here it all unfolds in impressive and ultimately unexpected ways, with a satisfying conclusion. This feels like a film that would be more widely recognized as a relative epic if it had been released as one complete work. After working through a number of Kawashima's films, I can say that they always feature great soundtracks, and the…

  • Go Seppuku Yourselves

    Go Seppuku Yourselves

    ★★★½

    they really made sure every millimeter of his head was covered in blood...