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Blu-Ray Review: “Sadako”

Blu-Ray Review: “Sadako”

I can only assume that “Sadako” (not to be confused with Sudoku) grossed a whopping $16.8 million in Japan—about the same amount as the American blockbusters...

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Blu-Ray Review: “The Thieves”

Blu-Ray Review: “The Thieves”

The highest grossing Korean film of all time, Dong-hoon Choi’s “The Thieves” has been repeatedly characterized by critics as its native country’s take on...

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Blu-Ray Review: “The Assassins”

Blu-Ray Review: “The Assassins”

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from watching numerous Chinese historical dramas on Blu-Ray this past year, it’s that Chinese moviegoers must know a lot...

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Blu-Ray Review: “Doomsday Book”

Blu-Ray Review: “Doomsday Book”

“Doomsday Book” is an anthology film comprised of three shorts from two preeminent Korean directors, one of whom Western audiences are familiar with (Ji-woon...

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Blu-Ray Review: “Painted Skin: The Resurrection”

Blu-Ray Review: “Painted Skin: The Resurrection”

Certain literary works, especially those that traffic in the fantastical, are best left on the page because they cannot be brought to cinematic life in a manner...

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Blu-Ray Review: “General Education”

Blu-Ray Review: “General Education”

As a Southern California resident, I’ve long considered attending the annual Newport Beach Film Festival, but after watching “General Education,” which earned...

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Blu-Ray Review: “White Vengeance”

Blu-Ray Review: “White Vengeance”

While the historical-fiction narrative of Daniel Lee’s “White Vengeance” may prove illuminating for Chinese viewers who are already familiar with the history...

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Blu-Ray Review: “The Viral Factor”

Blu-Ray Review: “The Viral Factor”

Anyone who thinks Michael Bay makes the biggest, loudest movies on Earth should watch the new Hong Kong film “The Viral Factor,” which may not have had the budget...

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DVD Review: “How to Live Forever”

DVD Review: “How to Live Forever”

“I just want more of life” is how filmmaker Mark Weixler responds when asked by an interview subject why he has chosen to make the documentary “How to Live...

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Blu-Ray Review: “The Hunter”

Blu-Ray Review: “The Hunter”

In the age of viral Internet marketing and 30-second TV spots, audience appraisals that a film “didn’t live up to expectations” usually imply that said film...

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