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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Dead Time: Kala (2007) If you love either Film Noir or fantasy, go see this film! It will take you for quite a ride if you'll allow it to. And I definitely hope Joko Anwar makes a sequel someday.‐ ScreenAnarchy
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No Score Yet Suwîto rein: Shinigami no seido (Accuracy of Death)(Sweet Rain) (2008) "Accuracy of Death" is by no means a masterpiece and will not floor you with new stunning insights into human nature, yet it still manages to be quite a pleasant little movie. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
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89% Yasukuni (2007) It gets more interesting as it proceeds with ever more colorful people being interviewed, so perseverance is rewarded.‐ ScreenAnarchy
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No Score Yet Madame O (1967) Instead of settling for silly sex film or gory sensationalism, "Madame O" actually turns into an artful psychological thriller, complete with a riveting finale. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
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86% Batman Gotham Knight (2008) Most of the segments are really well done though, my personal fave being the gorgeous "Have I Got a Story For You", which also has the audacity of being an anthology within an anthology.‐ ScreenAnarchy
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81% Azur et Asmar (Azur and Asmar: The Princes' Quest) (2006) An incredibly beautiful work of art, "Azur & Asmar" is a marvel for young and old. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
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96% Kirikou and the Sorceress (1998) One of the best animated movies of the last few decades and certainly one the most original, it comes with the highest possible recommendation. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
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92% Ponyo (2009) The environments on display are even richer than those shown in "Nausicaä", yet that movie has a much tighter structure. In the end it just doesn't matter.‐ ScreenAnarchy
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29% Dante 01 (2008) Good acting and impressive cinematography alone cannot keep this ship afloat. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
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80% Strange Behavior (1981) At the very least "Strange Behavior" is a nice guilty pleasure, but sometimes it's considerably better than that. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
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40% Harlequin (Dark Forces) (The Minister's Magician) (1980) "Harlequin" is a curious thriller which at times fails to make its point clear but nevertheless remains remarkably engrossing, primarily because of the very good acting by all persons involved.‐ ScreenAnarchy
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25% Faces of Death (1978) Many of the segments have lost their ability to shock, or can easily be recognized as fake by today's more media-savvy audience. Interesting as a curious bit of film history, but nothing more.‐ ScreenAnarchy
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No Score Yet Bloody Moon (1981) "Bloody Moon" is not a movie which I'd call great, it is too shallow and obvious for that. But it's definitely well-made (rather than well-written or well-acted) and basically achieves its goals. Most important of all, it is NOT boring.‐ ScreenAnarchy
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No Score Yet On Evil Grounds (Auf bösem Boden) (2007) It delivers on thrills and jokes, and the three central characters are a sight to behold.‐ ScreenAnarchy
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No Score Yet Fascination (1979) It is definitely recommended for Rollin fans, but for all others I say give it a try but expect the usual trappings of dated horror.‐ ScreenAnarchy
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77% Bronson (2009) Whichever part you feel the most uncomfortable with, it's worth enduring it for "Bronson" is filled with imaginative and memorable imagery.‐ ScreenAnarchy
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92% Il Divo (2009) Sumptuous filmmaking at its most flashiest, "Il Divo" may distance some people but I found it to be riveting.‐ ScreenAnarchy
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No Score Yet Pintu terlarang (The Forbidden Door) (2009) "The Forbidden Door" looks gorgeous (despite its budget!) and jumps effortlessly from genre to genre without alienating its audience.‐ ScreenAnarchy
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No Score Yet Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi (2009) Not only does it describe the atrocity mentioned in the title, but the movie also gives a fascinating insight in the inner workings of a country which, however often mentioned in the news, remains a hopeless question mark.‐ ScreenAnarchy
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No Score Yet Achilles to kame (Achilles and the Tortoise) (2008) As the third part of a self-mocking trilogy "Achilles and the Tortoise" may be a bit long in the tooth, but as a standalone film about the perceived value of art it has quite some interesting things to say.‐ ScreenAnarchy
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No Score Yet The Coffin (2008) "The Coffin" in its current form is... a flawed piece.‐ ScreenAnarchy
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No Score Yet Babi buta yang ingin terbang (Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly) (2008) I was interested to see if "Blind Pig Who Wants To Fly" could convey the inner turmoil which director Edwin so easily describes in the short synopsis he put in the press map. The answer to that is "yes."‐ ScreenAnarchy
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No Score Yet Mommy Is at the Hairdresser's (Maman est Chez le Coiffeur) (2008) "Maman Est Chez Le Coiffeur" doesn't try to magically produce a happy ending, nor does it become a spectacular tragedy. And for this movie, such an approach works.‐ ScreenAnarchy
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97% 35 Rhums (35 Shots of Rum) (2008) It's a remarkably nice picture, with people who are for a change not out to make each other's lives deliberately miserable.‐ ScreenAnarchy
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No Score Yet Akumu Tantei 2 (Nightmare Detective 2) (2008) Shinya Tsukamoto has made a very impressive film with some strong statements about loss and grief, and has wrapped this in a fantasy horror mystery thriller.‐ ScreenAnarchy
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No Score Yet Les Démoniaques (Curse of the Living Dead, The Demoniacs) (1974) I wouldn't go as far as to say this was "a good film" or recommend it to non-geek friends, for it's silly and not scary at all, but it's not boring either.‐ ScreenAnarchy
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80% Sukai Kurora (The Sky Crawlers) (2008) With it's serious tone and lack of speed "The Sky Crawlers" may not be for everyone, but it sure got ME!‐ ScreenAnarchy
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No Score Yet Showa onnamichi: Rashomon (Naked Rashomon) (1972) Kyoko's journey towards revenge is an odd one and never invites the audience to really take her side, no matter how much of a bastard Katsuragawa is. And without a lead to really root for, this film never gets above the level of "interesting" at best. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
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No Score Yet 4bia (Phobia) (2008) A good-looking film with plenty of hardcore scares and one unexpectedly funny segment as well, this film comes highly recommended.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
68% Grace (2009) Unfortunately, Solet fails to end his movie in a satisfactory way, and that left me with a bad taste and a nagging feeling that the movie was a very bad joke.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
4.5/5 No Score Yet More Than Blue (Seulpeumboda deo seulpeun Iyagi) (2009) The film becomes very poetic on many levels. If you think the twists work they'll seem brilliant. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
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No Score Yet 11 Minutes Ago (2007) "11 Minutes Ago" is indeed a clever little movie, warts and all. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
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No Score Yet Missing (Sil jong) (2009) It's not a great film, maybe not even a good one, but it's pretty good at being unlike what it seems to be. It should mildly satisfy gore hounds and horror enthusiasts.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
No Score Yet Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre (R.W.W.M.) (2009) I shouldn't be surprised that this film failed on almost every level, given the filmmakers previous work and I have to lay the blame on Kemp who should stick with producing films and have more competent directors handle the actual filmmaking.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
No Score Yet Stingray Sam (2009) "Stingray Sam" is a cleverly made loving tribute to the serials of old (be they "cowboy" or "spaceman" ones), and a darn' funny one too.‐ ScreenAnarchy
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84% Ddongpari (Breathless) (2009) "Breathless" is an impressive directing debut and a big advertisement for the acting skills of both Yang Ik-June and Kim Kkobbi. I'll be closely watching their careers.‐ ScreenAnarchy
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No Score Yet Morfiy (Morphia) (Morphine) (2008) With "Morphia", Balabanov tells a run-of-the-mill addiction story but keeps things surprisingly beautiful and compelling.‐ ScreenAnarchy
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No Score Yet Summer Days With Coo (Kappa no Coo to Natsuyasumi) (2007) "Summer Days with Coo" is a very competently made animation, with the depiction of Koichi's family being the true highlight here (obviously director Hara Keiichi's strongest talent). ‐ ScreenAnarchy
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No Score Yet Kyûketsu Shôjo tai Shôjo Furanken (Vampire Girl vs. Frankenstein Girl) (2009) It's irreverent and very funny, especially when seen with a jolly group of people.‐ ScreenAnarchy
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No Score Yet Genius Party (2011) If you have any love for animation as a medium of art, I cannot recommend this collection enough.‐ ScreenAnarchy
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No Score Yet Genius Party Beyond (2008) This second collection named "Genius Party Beyond" only heightens the mean quality of these shorts, implausible though that sounds. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
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74% John Rabe (2010) Given the subject matter of "John Rabe" I expected a bit more than a typical Milos Forman-esque preaching biopic. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
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No Score Yet Assault Girls (Asaruto gâruzu) (2009) Wildly uneven as a movie, "Assault Girls" is far from a classic but that doesn't stop it from being eminently watchable.‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020
No Score Yet Feng sheng (The Message) (2009) Gao Qunshu and Chen Kuofu have delivered quite a ripping yarn here with strong performances, art-direction and cinematography.‐ ScreenAnarchy
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No Score Yet Autumn Adagio (Fuwaku no adagio) (2009) The film contains intelligence, honesty, maturity and a lot of heart. Strongly anchored by an excellent performance by lead actress Shibakusa Rei.‐ ScreenAnarchy
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No Score Yet Djavolja varos (Devil's Town) (2009) As a comedy it is just not funny enough, and as a drama there are too many unbelievable developments to keep me invested as a viewer.‐ ScreenAnarchy
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No Score Yet Zivot i smrt porno bande (The Life and Death of a Porno Gang) (2009) This is a very well-made clever bit of filmmaking which features a multi-layered story, fine acting by all involved and some biting satire aimed both at Serbia and the rest of the world.‐ ScreenAnarchy
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No Score Yet Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror (Hottarake no shima - Haruka to maho no kagami) (2009) As such it is a respectable and VERY spectacular matinee film for all the family, with lots of sauce but little meat. It doesn't help that it treads the same ground as Studio Ghibli's "The Cat Returns".‐ ScreenAnarchy
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No Score Yet Symbol (Shinboru) (2009) The combination of highbrow concept and lowbrow humor is unique and odd, and many directors would stumble with it, but Matsumoto has created solid gold here.‐ ScreenAnarchy
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61% Centurion (2010) It's a manhunt film which is not bad in itself, but the whole setting promises so much more than that and in the end the film never truly delivers. ‐ ScreenAnarchy
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2020