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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
No Score Yet Ambition Without Honor 2 (Jingi naki yabo 2) (1997) "Ambition without Honor 2" is not a bad film, and is definitely better than the Maki ones, but still feels a bit subpar, particularly since Miike, by 1997, had already started on the path that would make him an international sensation. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
No Score Yet Ambiguous Places (2017) "Ambiguous Places" is an interesting spectacle, but in the end, I felt that the absurdness can only carry a film so far, particularly in such an episodic film.‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
No Score Yet Joy of Man's Desiring (Hito no nozomi no yorokobi yo) (2014) "Joy of Man's Desiring" is an elegant film that deals with the consequences of the earthquake in realistic fashion, and a great sample of the contemporary Japanese family drama. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
No Score Yet Vientiane in Love (2015) Overall, the five parts of "Vientiane in Love" are rather entertaining, implementing a (more or less) light tone, highlighting many aspects of life in Vientiane, through different kind of love stories.‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
No Score Yet Her Own Address (Sutopar thikana) (2015) "Her Own Address" is an accomplished art-house film, which manages to combine entertainment, through its music and Ghosh's performance, with meaningfulness, through the pointy comment regarding women's lives. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
No Score Yet Fathers (2016) Overall, "Fathers" has its faults, but the thorough and very sincere overview of the film's main theme makes it a more than worthy spectacle, particularly when one considers the lack of films about gay parenting, especially in Southeast Asia. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
No Score Yet Voyage to Terengganu (Kisah pelayaran ke Terengganu) (2016) "Voyage to Terengganu" is a very informative documentary, which manages to capture the essence of the area, in just 62 minutes. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
No Score Yet Red Snow (2019) Sayaka fell in the trap of placing artistry much above context in a film that was not designed from the beginning to be so, thus stripping it from much of the impact that it could have.‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
No Score Yet The Dark Harbor (2008) Takatsugu Naito directs a film that seem to incorporate all the elements of the Japanese indie and the "middle film": bittersweet story filled with quirkiness, slow pace without any particular exaltation and laconic acting.‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
No Score Yet I, the Sunshine (2019) Through the three segments, Janchivdorj Sengedorj draws a very thorough portrait of a Mongolia through the last decades, highlighting the hardships but mostly the traits of its people‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
No Score Yet Reiwa Uprising (2019) Not much more to say, if you have four and a half hours to spend and you enjoy sociopolitical documentaries, do yourselves a favor and watch "Reiwa Uprising", it is a truly great documentary. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
No Score Yet The Cube Phantom (2019) In combination with Wong Shek-keung and Jordann De Santis impressive cinematography and Antony Cheng's engaging music, ends up as a very entertaining spectacle, that actually manages to retain interest, particularly to those who love dancing. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
No Score Yet Children of the Sun (Gaadi) (2019) The romantic/shame aspect of "Children of the Sun" could benefit from better writing and implementation, but in the end, the rest of the film's traits overshadow this flaw and the movie ends up being a more than interesting watch. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
No Score Yet Sea of Revival (2019) "Sea of Revival" is not without merits, and I feel that no one who watches it will leave the cinema disappointed; however, the flaws in the writing are still there and strip the film of a quality similar to Shiraishi's previous films. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
No Score Yet Never Ending Blue (2011) A film that is not addressed to the masses, particularly due to its theme and its depiction, but for the ones who can sit through the shock, it provides an illuminating experience that sheds light in a number of concepts no one wants to talk about. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
No Score Yet Sunk into the Womb (2013) "Sunk Into the Womb" is a very interesting movie, which, at last, presents an opinion very rarely examined, which results in a shocking and very difficult to swallow film that everyone should take a look at, to say the least. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
No Score Yet The Hardness of Avocado (2019) "The Hardness of Avocado" is a distinct "slice-of-life" Japanese indie that would definitely appeal to fans of the category, who will also enjoy the performance of Mizuki Maehara and the "breaking of the fourth wall" elements. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
No Score Yet Sukita: The Shoot Must Go On (2018) "Sukita: The Must Go On" is a very interesting portrait of a man who has lived, and continues living an extremely interesting life, particularly through his collaborations with some of the most important figures of entertainment. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
No Score Yet Belle Douleur (2019) "Belle Douleur", evidently, is not a piece of "high art", but is beautiful, sincere, funny and entertaining, and in my book, these are enough elements for a movie to be enjoyed. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2020
No Score Yet A Thing of Magic (2019) "A Thing of Magic" is a film that truly highlights the power of cinema and a more than commendable effort from its whole crew.‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
No Score Yet The Parcel (2020) A bit too long for its own good, but also proves that Indrasis Acharya's command over the medium is of the highest level, regarding the presentation of a number of comments, the direction of his actors and the unfolding of an engaging thriller. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
No Score Yet Pupa (2018) "Pupa" is a bit too long for its own good, but remains an interesting film that makes a number of interesting comments through an original approach that also benefits the most by the acting aspect. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
No Score Yet Daddy Issues (2018) "Daddy Issues" is a definite crowd-pleaser that will make its audience laugh and spend two hours pleasantly, and that is where its value lies. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
No Score Yet We Are Champions (2019) "We Are Champions" is an impressive film that manages to make a number of comments through basketball, but for me, its biggest value lies with the cinematic depiction of the sport, which is one of the best I have ever seen. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
No Score Yet Book-Paper-Scissors (2019) "Book, Paper, Scissors" is a very interesting and well-shot documentary, that manages to address a number of issues through a captivating portrait of a master artisan. People who read will definitely have a blast with it. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
No Score Yet Colonel Panics (2016) Despite the somewhat confusing narrative, "Colonel Panics" is a very impressive film, as Cho Jinseok manages to combine elaborately three different genres, through an artistry that derives from the technical aspect and the movie's general aesthetics. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
No Score Yet Born Beautiful (2019) "Born Beautiful" can be a bit too much occasionally, particularly to the heterosexual eye, but it is a funny, beautiful film, that manages to present its comments through a very fitting hyperbole. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
No Score Yet Japan, the Emperor and the Army (2009) "Japan, The Emperor and The Army" is a great documentary, an essential source of information for anyone interested in the events that led to the political, military and socioeconomical status of modern day Japan. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
No Score Yet A Human Murder Weapon (Ningen kyoki: Ai to ikari no ringu) (1992) "A Human Murder Weapon" manages to offer some entertainment, at least to those who do not mind low budgets and incoherence. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
No Score Yet The Pencil (2019) "The Pencil" is a film that combines thriller aesthetics with pointy social commentary artfully, thus succeeding in providing both entertainment and food for thought. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
No Score Yet Safarnoma: Notes on a Heritage Path (2019) I am not sure if Arabova's main purpose was to make her audience want to visit Tajikistan, but she definitely succeeded in that part, by presenting a thorough portrait of a country that is as interesting as it is unknown. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
No Score Yet Tasfiya (2014) "Tasfiya" suffers a bit from the narrative and the overall locality but as it progresses, these issues disappear and one can truly enjoy both the various comments and the beauty of the images presented ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted May 6, 2020
No Score Yet Waru: The Final Chapter (Waru: Kanketsu-hen) (2006) "Waru: Kanketsu-Hen" is definitely among the worst films Miike ever shot, with its lack of quality becoming even grander when one considers the date it was shot, since, by 2006, Miike has already shot a number of his greatest films‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2020
No Score Yet Blue Film Woman (Buru Firumu no Onna) (1969) "Blue Film Woman" may not be particularly titillating, but the combination of visuals and music definitely compensate, in a rather impressive (for the genre) production. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2020
No Score Yet The Search (2009) "The Search" is a great film, which shows a number of aspects of Tibet through the realistic look of a local, without, though, omitting to offer much entertainment. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2020
43% Fireworks (2018) "Fireworks" is a very entertaining anime that will put a smile on its audience through its simple but captivating romance and the surrealistic brush of the titular question. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
56% Vampire Clay (Chi o sû nendo) (2018) Evidently, "Vampire Clay" is as messy as its basic premise, but if one decides not to take it seriously, one will come across a rather entertaining experience, in splatter/b-movie/trash fashion. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
90% Kaidan (Kwaidan) (Ghost Stories) (1964) Kwaidan" is considered a masterpiece is for Yoshio Miyajima's impervious cinematography, but most of all, for its hand-painted sets, which were built in an airplane hangar, the only space that could contain their vastness. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
No Score Yet Red Persimmons (2004) "Red Persimmons" is an impressive documentary that combines visual beauty with a multidimensional subject that highlights a very important and vastly unrecognized aspect of Japanese society. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
83% Oblivion Verses (Los Versos del Olvido) (2017) "Oblivion Verses" is an excellent film, both meaningful and technically impressive, which deserves all the awards it received to the fullest. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
100% The Bride With White Hair (1993) Ronny Yu has managed to incorporate a number of elements that are considered cult nowadays in the narrative, without neglecting, though, the romantic aspect.‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
93% Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime) (1999) In a style similar to "Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind" but much richer in context, Hayao Miyazaki manages to present a number of different comments, mostly having to do with the dark side of human nature‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
No Score Yet Mindanao (2019) In an area where sentiments and particularly hate run amok, it is always beneficial for movies that present the actual circumstances with realism and calmness to be shot, and that is exactly what Brillante Mendoza achieves with "Mindanao‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
100% Twenty Two (2017) "Twenty Two" is a great documentary that manages to highlight a very important issue with artistry and sensitivity, without stripping it of the shock the actual events provide.‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
No Score Yet Mondomanila: or, How I Fixed My Hair After a Rather Long Journey (2012) The general premises are dramatic, but Khavn has coated the whole narrative with his exploitative sense of humor, both in terms of characters and episodes, in a tactic that "forbids" the viewer from feeling sorry for the miserable life these misfits live.‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
100% Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains (2019) the fact that the story manages to focus on almost all members of the family, allows the filmmaker to make a number of social and political comments regarding Chinese society.‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
100% Death of Nintendo (2020) "Death of Nintendo" seems to have been made with the best of intentions, and the presentation of the era definitely evokes a sense of nostalgia. In the end, however, it remains a rather faulty effort, which fails to retain interest until the end. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
No Score Yet Waterboys (2002) "Waterboys" makes the most of its messiness, resulting in a funny and quite entertaining movie that is really easy to watch. ‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
No Score Yet Sword of Desperation (Hisshiken torisashi ) (2011) The most evident trait of Hideyuki Hirayama's film is the way the story unfolds, with the two axes being wonderfully implemented, and the build up to the shocking and violent finale being truly exquisite.‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020
No Score Yet Dbus lam gyi nyi ma (The Sun Beaten Path) (2012) The best part of the narrative however, is definitely the way Gyal presents Nima's situation and the sociophilosophical comments that derive from it.‐ Asian Movie Pulse
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2020