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Kung Fu Genius

Kung Fu Genius by Wilson Tong (Review)

Yes, it’s silly and cheesy, but what else do you expect from a kung fu movie with the “duck” style?
Ghost World - Terry Zwigoff

Ghost World by Terry Zwigoff (Review)

A wonderful, sensitive movie about the constraints of society on individualism and the requirements of compromise.
Hana-Bi - Takeshi Kitano

Hana-Bi by Takeshi Kitano (Review)

At times brilliant and interesting, I often found it slow and just barely limping along.
La Jetée, Chris Marker

La Jetée by Chris Marker (Review)

When the film reaches its conclusion, it’s both a genuine shock and fitting resolution — and all the more tragic.
The Outlaw Josey Wales

The Outlaw Josey Wales by Clint Eastwood (Review)

One wonders if this is the greatest western ever made.
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - John Ford

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance by John Ford (Review)

All in all, a so-called classic that misses out on all of the aspects that make a classic western.
My Neighbor Totoro - Hayao Miyazaki

My Neighbor Totoro by Hayao Miyazaki (Review)

I find it very easy to get caught up in Miyazaki’s films, mainly because his films often resemble how I remember seeing the world as a child.
Macross Plus

Macross Plus: The Movie by Shoji Kawamori (Review)

It successfully combines high-tech action sequences with some interesting, if not moving human interest stories.
Vampire Hunter D

Vampire Hunter D by Toyoo Ashida (Review)

Compared to much of the anime coming out today, it seems pallid and stale.
Full Metal Jacket - Stanley Kubrick

Full Metal Jacket by Stanley Kubrick (Review)

I often describe this film as disturbing, but not for the normal reasons.

Kwaidan by Masaki Kobayashi (Review)

As a visual expression, it’s quite captivating and beautiful to behold.
Galaxy Express 999

Galaxy Express 999 by Rintaro (Review)

I’ve heard many people describe this as a serious, “adult” anime, but I don’t buy it.


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