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  • Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings

    ★★★★

  • The Medium

    ★★★

  • Eun Ji

    ★★

  • Raging Fire

    ★★★½

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  • Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings

    Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings

    ★★★★

    i sure hope this is not the last Dee film we see from
    Tsui

  • The Medium

    The Medium

    ★★★

    to my mind one of the prerequisites of a really effective horror is to not know the mechanics of how the horror in the story operates. basically not to know what the "gotcha!" is (and, ideally, even not to be able to guess what it's likely to be). that's why i like lovecraft a lot, his horror is done exactly in the way where on the basic level you barely have any idea how the it works, what exactly the…

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  • MOTHER

    MOTHER

    ★★½

    Nagasawa’s performance deserves a better script than this. 

    what really brings the film down is that how paper thin it feels. the story is banal, and the character feel so simple, so two-bit. you can feel that Nagasawa’s performance could have complimented a deep, insightful character study, but you almost feel her acting breaking over a script that just doesn’t have any emotional or intellectual space for rich, interesting characters. pretty underwhelming overall

  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ★★★

    genuinely one of the funniest films of the year, the concept, the twist, the writing, the acting, the effects, the cinematography, the entire third act, etc, it’s so dumb, silly and funny, i love it! first half dragged on quite badly, i wish it’d just go full on with the nonsense from the get-go, but the second half was more than enough of a pay-off.