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  1. ebossert

    Recently Seen, Part 30 (August 2019)

    Recommended Bamy (2017) (Japanese Horror) – A red umbrella falls from the sky and brings a man and woman together, but their relationship may be linked to a supernatural threat. This low-budget film has effective scoring with abrupt intrusions of silence, which creates a sense of unease. The...
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    Recently Seen, Part 30 (August 2019)

    Highly Recommended Clear and Present Danger (1994) (American Drama/Action) (repeat viewing) – CIA Analyst Jack Ryan (Harrison Ford) is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel. Ford owns this movie, but this has a solid supporting cast that make...
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    Recently Seen, Part 28 (June 2019)

    Highly Recommended Throw Down (2004) (Hong Kong Drama/Comedy/Action) (repeat viewing) – Johnnie To directs this unorthodox film about a former Judo champion and his two acquaintances. There is a good amount of fighting in here, and what transpires is certainly stylish, but the strength of this...
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    Recently Seen, Part 28 (June 2019)

    Highly Recommended John Wick 3: Parabellum (2019) (American Action) – Super-assassin John Wick is on the run after killing a member of the international assassin's guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head – he is the target of hit men and women everywhere. As one expects from this...
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    Recently Seen, Part 27 (May 2019)

    I thought I was the only one who disliked "Noriko's Dinner Table." Everyone loves that movie. I think it's stupid. The opening 45 minutes (or so) are engaging enough, but after that it falls off a cliff. The plot is extremely bland and the primary psychological elements are rather shallow...
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    Philippine Movies Thread

    The atmosphere definitely helped.
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    Recently Seen, Part 27 (May 2019)

    Highly Recommended The Longest Nite (1998) (Chinese Action/Drama) (repeat viewing) – A corrupt cop (Tony Leung) goes toe-to-toe with a criminal (Lau Ching Wan) while unaware of a grander scheme at play. This movie does a good job at creating a dangerous scenario where some characters are...
  8. ebossert

    Recently Seen, Part 26 (April 2019)

    Highly Recommended Dragged Across Concrete (2018) (American Crime Drama/Thriller) – Once two overzealous cops get suspended from the force, they must delve into the criminal underworld to get their proper compensation. Meanwhile, a mysterious man goes on a robbery/murder spree. At this point...
  9. ebossert

    Recently Seen, Part 26 (April 2019)

    Strange Circus is awesome!
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    Review Official Asian-themed-entertainment video thread

    BAND-MAID, or I mean, BAND-MAIKO is back.
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    Recently Seen, Part 26 (March 2019)

    Continued from prior post. Not Recommended Robocop (2014) (American Action) – In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy, a loving husband, father and good cop, is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police...
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    Recently Seen, Part 26 (March 2019)

    Highly Recommended River’s Edge (2018) (Japanese Drama) – Set in the 1990s, this film revolves around a small handful of highschool students. The main protagonist is a girl named Haruna (played by Fumi Nikaido) who interacts with a handful of her highschool peers. This film actually avoids a...
  13. ebossert

    Recently Seen, Part 26 (March 2019)

    Nice review of Han Gong-ju. Chun Woo-hee is great in it.
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    Recently Seen, Part 26 (March 2019)

    Highly Recommended The Spy Gone North (2018) (Korean Drama/Thriller) – In 1993, a former military officer is sent to infiltrate a group of high-ranking North Korean officials based in Beijing, with the ultimate goal of acquiring information on the North's nuclear program. Seems a bit generic...
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    Recently seen, part 25 (February 2019)

    Nice to see another fan of Drug War.
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    Recently seen, part 25 (February 2019)

    Highly Recommended Shoplifters (2018) (Japanese Drama) – A family of small-time shoplifters take in a child they find outside in the cold. This is essentially a character-driven film, not a story-driven one. And in that sense it whole-heartedly succeeds. Both the individual characters and...
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    Recently Seen, part 24 (January 2019)

    Continued from prior post. Not Recommended Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) (American Sci Fi Drama/Thriller) – An electric lineman watches how his quiet and ordinary daily life turns upside down after a close encounter with a UFO. This isn’t a terrible movie or anything, but it’s...
  18. ebossert

    Recently Seen, part 24 (January 2019)

    I watched a bunch of “art-house” flicks recently, as well as some other stuff. Highly Recommended Life Show (2002) (Chinese Drama/Romance) (repeat viewing) – A woman operates a small restaurant on a market street while coping with a variety of family-related problems. You can feel the...
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    Recently Seen, part 24 (January 2019)

    Hibi Rock is quite possibly the worst Japanese film I've seen in the last 5 years. :emoji_imp: The lead actor is completely insufferable for every single minute of the runtime. 1/10
  20. ebossert

    Recently Seen, part 24 (January 2019)

    Highly Recommended Drug War (2012) (Chinese Action/Suspense/Drama) (repeat viewing) – A drug cartel boss (Louis Koo) who is arrested is coerced into betraying his former accomplices as part of an undercover operation. This film by Johnnie To is briskly paced, with the protagonists moving from...
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