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Turning Gate (2002)

August 29, 2001 • Film, Korea, ReviewsComments Off on Turning Gate (2002)

director Hong Sang-Soo With each picture Hong Sang-Soo comes nearer and nearer to creating reality on the movie screen. Turning Gate, his fourth picture, is the most realistic to date. In it, a failing actor has consecutive love affairs with two very different women. The story is so slight as to be almost invisible. The …

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Night On the Galactic Railroad (1985)

November 17, 2000 • Film, ReviewsComments Off on Night On the Galactic Railroad (1985)

Country: Japan Director: Gisaburo Sugii Producer: Masato Hara Writer: Minoru Betsuyaku Cast: Mayumi Tanaka as Giovanni and Chika Sakamoto as Campanella Running Time: 113 Min Plot: On the night of a cat village’s Festival of the Stars, a kitten and

Days of Being Wild (1990)

November 17, 2000 • Film, ReviewsComments Off on Days of Being Wild (1990)

director Wong Kar-Wai Color 94 min Wong Kar-Wai purists still love Days of Being Wild best. Why, I don’t know. The film is beautiful, all right. Sometimes even indescribably beautiful. But the story, such as it is, moves so slowly, focusing on the

He’s A Woman She’s A Man (1994)

December 3, 1999 • Film, ReviewsComments Off on He’s A Woman She’s A Man (1994)

Director Peter Chan Ho-sun earned great commercial success with this gender bending comedy, which earned Anita Yuen Wing-yee her second straight best actress trophy at the 1994 Hong Kong Film Awards. Here, Yuen stars as Wing, a gleeful girl who attends a male