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Film Review: Ichi the Killer (2001)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: Filmmaker Takashi Miike takes inspiration from Hideo Yamamoto’s manga, Koroshiya 1, to tell this bloody and bleak tale about the Japanese yakuza. Blond-coiffed Kakihara’s “mentor in crime” disappears, and Kakihara vows to find out who’s responsible. He’s also on the lookout for Ichi, a sadistic killer who may be able to inflict the level of pain …

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Film Review: Dr. Lamb (1992)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A taxi driver with abnormal urges and violent tendencies begins to slaughter women taking his cab late at night, sparking an intense police investigation. REVIEW:  A Category III psychological crime horror film from Hong Kong, 1992’s Dr. Lamb (AKA Gou yeung yi sang) was directed by Danny Lee and Billy Tang and written by Law Kam-fai. …

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Film Review: Ringu 2 (1999)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: In a direct continuation of the original Ringu film, a young woman investigates the disappearance of her mentor after a mysterious video appears that seems to cause the deaths of those who view it. REVIEW: Ringu 2 is not a film that wastes a lot of time with early exposition when it comes to describing the …

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Film Review: Erotibot (2011)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: A Rich Heiress Receive a Third Butlerdroid for Her Birthday in Which She Begins Lusting After Him REVIEW: I’m a sucker for stories about robots. Whether it’s an android that longs to be human, or a computer that realizes its superiority to its creator, there is something about artificial intelligence that is immediately sympathetic and fascinating. …

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Film Review: Wolf Devil Woman (1982)

Rate This Movie SYNOPSIS: An orphaned baby adopted by wolves grows up and becomes a talented martial artist who swears revenge on her parents’ killer. REVIEW: Wolf Devil Woman (1982) is a Taiwanese fantasy-horror (and, I would argue, attempted comedy) film starring, penned, and directed by Pearl Cheung Ling, an actress well-known for her work in martial arts films in …

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