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The Suspect (Suspect: Kanashiki Yogi-Sha)

Feb 4, 2015

The Suspect (Suspect: Kanashiki Yogi-Sha)

by Kaori Shoji

Director: Won Shin-yeon Language: Korean (subtitled in English) This is the South Korean version of the “Bourne” series and unabashedly copies its premise, camerawork and editing. Dong-cheol (Yoo Gong) is a South Korean agent working in the North, but one day he’s ditched by ...

Escape from Tomorrow

Feb 4, 2015

Escape from Tomorrow

by Giovanni Fazio

Director: Randy Moore Language: English A family trip to Disney World turns into a crazed, paranoid waking nightmare? And it’s all shot guerrilla style in the actual Magic Kingdom? Count me in. Average dad Jim (Roy Abramsohn) is on what’s supposed to be the ...

Killers

Jan 28, 2015

Killers

by Mark Schilling

Directors: Timo Tjahjanto, Kimo Stamboel Language: Japanese, Indonesian, English (subtitles in English) Cross-border cooperation takes on a bizarre new twist in this Indonesian thriller starring Kazuki Kitamura as a slick businessman turned sick serial killer. His online snuff videos attract the attention of an ...

Thermae Romae 2

Jan 14, 2015

Thermae Romae 2

by Mark Schilling

Director: Hideki Takeuchi Language: Japanese (subtitled in English) The sequel to the hit 2012 time-traveling comedy “Thermae Romae” again features bathhouse architect Lucius Modestus (Hiroshi Abe) from ancient Rome, who finds fresh inspiration in the mysterious Land of the Flat-Faced Slaves (i.e., present-day Japan). ...

The Love Punch

Jan 14, 2015

The Love Punch

by Kaori Shoji

Director: Joel Hopkins Language: English Released just over a month ago, “The Love Punch” has already gone from theater to DVD shelves. Still, this is a good movie and it confirms that veteran British performers are always a pleasure to watch. Pierce Brosnan is ...

Third Person

Jan 14, 2015

Third Person

by Giovanni Fazio

Director: Paul Haggis Language: English, Italian Paul Haggis’ “Third Person” intercuts between connected stories. There’s an alcoholic novelist (Liam Neeson) and his tempestuous younger lover (Olivia Wilde), a gullible American businessmen and the beautiful gypsy who may be conning him, among others. The tales ...