REVIEW: Sunshine Family (2019)

A family of Filipino immigrants living in Seoul have their lives thrown into disarray when their father Don (Nonie Buencamino) hits and kills a pedestrian while driving home. While Don angsts over whether or not to give himself up to police, and with a nosy neighbour (Park Se-jin) poking her nose into the family's business, ...

REVIEW: Woman of the Photographs (2020)

A silent and mild-mannered photographer drives into the woods to capture pictures of the local insect life - only for an Instagram model to fall out of a nearby tree. It reads like the opening to some kind of over-the-top comedy. Part of the genius of Woman of the Photographs, a new Japanese drama premiering at ...

REVIEW: The Modern Lovers (2020)

Tatsuo (Ryu Morioka) has long since abandoned life in Tokyo and his dreams of becoming an independent filmmaker. He is married, works a stable office job, and lives in the Kanto countryside. When his college girlfriend Marina (Nanami Kawakami) unexpectedly reconnects, he fakes a business trip to share a hotel tryst with her - and ...

REVIEW: Hit Me Anyone One More Time! (2019)

Keisuke Korada (Kiichi Nakai) is Japan’s all-time least popular Prime Minister. Coarse, corrupt, foul-mouthed, and sexist, his antagonistic behaviour and punitive policies have delivered him the ire of the Japanese people and an approval rating of 2.3%. When a protester hits him in the head with a rock, he is rushed to hospital - only ...

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