Film review: 47 Ronin (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: A band of samurai set out to avenge the death and dishonor of their master at the hands of a ruthless shogun. REVIEW: I love a good epic! “47 Ronin” is clearly intended for American audiences but takes a lead from the numerous well rounded Asian cultural films that have made their way into various releases over the years. While the film deserves credit for being a beautiful story rich with warriors, mythical beasts, … Continue reading

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Film Review: One Missed Call (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths. REVIEW: I’m sure I can’t be the only one who, upon seeing the words ‘directed by Takashi Miike’ flashing up on the screen, thinks: ‘Brace yourself. This is going to be pretty unpleasant.’ In certain circles Miike qualifies as a specimen of that rare beast, the celebrity film director, and … Continue reading

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