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Letter from the Mountain
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11 hours ago
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 8.5
A Japanese urban couple decides to move from the capital to the  interior a simple and splendid length telling about the nature of life  and death and the values that make life worth living.
Basically  we have a narrative where the husband and wife move from the big city  to the husband's hometown, an absolutely beautiful farming village in  the mountains, captured by a beautiful cinema, where they hope to escape  from stress and the hectic lifestyle. The husband played by Akira Terao most notably Akira Kurosawa's YUME  is a novelist and a cherry blossom farmer who translates into an  unemployed dreamer while his wife is a successful medical doctor  specializing in cancer and cancer research.
Strong point are the exceptional performances, particularly of the  wife, and the transcendent cinematography, from the stress of the  metropolis to the happiness of the field, expressive faces and  sensibility of incredible performance.
Cinematography is absolutely beautiful. The scenes show a land with which you can dream but never expect to be. Beautiful mountain landscapes, serene gardens, special sunrises give the romantic and tranquil touch.
As usual, Japanese style,
it is rather slow, the plot comes down to emotion, character and mediation about life. It is not a story but something to make us reflect. The film has a very authentic feel. Not just in relation to the scenery and landscapes, but to the genuine emotions of the characters. An emotionally hot movie.

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The Star Next Door
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11 hours ago
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 5.5
An interesting comic drama but it is not good enough.
The  story almost revolves around a leading actress (Han Chae-young) who  lives next to a teenage tennis player named So-eun (Jin Ji-hee) who is,  in fact, her daughter. Mother and daughter do not get  along, so the story begins ... Technically speaking, I liked the story a  lot although it is not well written, in complicity with the cast was a  dramatic and fun family comedy between mother and daughter, I also liked  the cinematography, the takes and retakes are good, as for  the soundtrack there is nothing to mention, it is in agreement,  harmonious with the scenes, boring part is that the climax scenes are of  low emotional impact but in the end "The Next Door" fulfilled what he promised.

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The Founding of an Army
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11 hours ago
Overall 3.5
Story 5.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 2.0
Very sensational, outrageous and repeated reproduction of the stories in a coarse entertainment without emotion.
"The  Founding of the Army" is an epilogue war thriller commemorating the  90th anniversary of founding Communist China's armed forces, rebuilding a  series of events and battles that led to the formation of the People's  Liberation Army. The film has a strong renunciation of  humanistic sensibility but effectively demonstrates contemporary  warfare, while constantly shifting attention from the sufferings of  individual soldiers to the party's commitment to the revolutionary  course. The result, while exciting as propaganda, is  dubious ... In short the film is caricatured by its frivolous lifestyle,  and portrayed with little explanation.

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Seventh Code
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11 hours ago
Overall 6.0
Story 6.5
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 5.0
The main "defect" of the film is its slow evolution, has great cinematographic vision of an abandoned Russia full of no hope. A  Japanese girl is in Russia to find her missing lover, but that is not  true, she is stealing something from him, he is a Japanese mafia who  gets a nuclear component on the black market. She works at a small restaurant hoping to track him down. It's a short film, elegant and difficult to criticize as well as compliment. The main girl is excellent and very attractive. The  other actors are all well present, the background of Russia feels a  very cold war, is good looking and has a nice touch in the end, although  it is tedious.

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Samaritan Girl
0 people found this review helpful
11 hours ago
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 7.5
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
The  film cinematographically uses deceptive, simple but accurate visual  compositions to narrate its seemingly simple recital of loss of  innocence, everything could be best presented, beginning with the story  that is considerably tiresome in the eyes of the onlookers. Initially,  everything seems to show in the story, until the intangible elements  slowly infiltrate the structure causing ambiguity and bringing emotional  turmoil that remain mostly subdued. The  premise of the main argument, however, may seem a bit exaggerated or  exaggerated for someone who can not easily accept the motives  represented for the actions of the two main characters in the case the  girl and her father, especially considering the scarcity of social or  psychological signifiers . Consequently,  the film works better at a symbolic than dramatic level, as the  beautifully concise final scene shows, a feather, the film would have a  higher potential if well drafted. Overall "Samaritan Girl" stayed on average technically speaking.

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Our Meal For Tomorrow
1 people found this review helpful
21 hours ago
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
I need more movies like this!
This is a very beautiful story about two people who were very much opposites and how their relationship progresses.
I love how straight forward the female lead(Koharu) is on doing everything which also goes to show how strong her character is.
Then here comes the male lead (Ryota) who is very quiet and unique, always on his own little world.
The romance going on between them was just the perfect mix of awkward, sweet, clumsy and weird.
This is a good story of how those two comes to know how they really feel and what they should do for their feelings to be conveyed to the other person as well as trusting the love they had for one another.
They were both weird! And that also worked for me
 THEY WERE SO CUTE! The romance was very natural and relatable cause I can imagine it happening in real life!!!
So please give me more movies like thissss! 


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Once Upon a Time
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1 day ago
Overall 8.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
After reading a lot of reviews about the movie and how disappointing it was for some people I decided to watch it myself, and at first the movie seems to drag on but once you get to the end it all comes together really nicely.
The story line was really good but I do wish some scenes where explained more.
The acting was really nice, the music could of been a bit more dramatic at times but other than that the music was fine.
Overall I would  recommend watching thistle someone who is willing to watch a movie that goes for 110 minutes.
 I cried (I don't cry often)

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2 days ago
Overall 6.5
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
I'm not sure how I feel about this movie.
I enjoyed it but I also cringed half of the time.
Let me just tell you that it has soo much of those cheesy  scenarios that you would expect on typical japanese high school love stories.
If you like cool guys that bullies or annoys the girl she likes *tsundere alert* Go watch this movie.

In all fairness the actors did a good job in portraying their characters. It felt like I was watching an anime movie the whole time. And you have to admit that the tsundere aura really suits Nakajima Kento!

Long story short this movie is 60% tsundere 40%  back hugs. *not that it's a bad thing* lol


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Colour of the Game
0 people found this review helpful
2 days ago
Overall 6.5
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 7.5
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
The  film takes a soft look at the tragic endings of several veteran members  of the criminal underworld, "Color of the Game" takes a tonal shift  from its predecessors and turns to violent fatalism a consistently  engaging film, however there is no romantic view of gang  heroism than a bleak drama in which the triad's leaders strive to make  their outings graceful, the film makes a brilliant use of its cast  evoking the faded glory of its criminal characters. But  neither the absurd revelation of the mole's identity nor its free  display of blue actresses can completely illuminate the darkness, a film  without action and emotion.

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A Taxi Driver
1 people found this review helpful
2 days ago
Overall 8.5
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
A very well written and impressive film ...
From narration to performance to performance to presentation: it is perfect in each and every aspect. The change in the tone of the film was extremely well brought. The screenplay is not disappointing, and the film appears as a refreshing and memorable experience. Cinematography is top notch as it does not take much time to present and configure the characters as well as the plot.
Connected  to the characters, the actors delivered extremely excellent  performances, so far as the technical aspects of the film are top notch.  The visuals are breathtaking and the story is well captured by a first-rate cinematography. The  action sequences of the film are another great highlight as they induce  a lot of emotion along with the tension as to what would happen next. The film is not extremely violent and therefore recommended in the family. There is no vulgarity or obscenity in this movie. very good.

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Confession of Murder
0 people found this review helpful
2 days ago
Overall 7.5
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 6.5
To start the film is based on another South Korean movie, the premise for this movie is brilliant. As  absurd as it may seem, the events following a fascinating opening act  are immense, with twists and turns in every way you look, thrilling and  extremely entertaining from start to finish. Overall,  "Confession of Murder" is fast, tolerant, thrilling and genuinely  thrilling in all its twists and turns, it's a brilliantly entertaining  film, and with an excellent and elegant driving style, as well as some  fantastic performances but one that can not please at all

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Sakurada Reset: Part 2
0 people found this review helpful
2 days ago
Overall 7.5
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 7.0
Second part of  the film, and continues with the same problems as the first, "Sakurada  Reset" is a live action that has an extremely poorly worked plot and is  still starring characters that are impossible to like and identify. It does not roll that chemistry in the scene, it seems robos acting without expression of feeling, although it is young cast. Besides, he suffers a lot with rhythm problems. A plot with potential turned into boring, annoying characters and even a boring look. The anime and manga do justice but not live.
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Guilty of Mind
0 people found this review helpful
2 days ago
Overall 7.0
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 6.0
"Guilty of Mind"  has a simplified, narrative story equivalent perhaps a strategy for  more people to understand without any deep training in filmmaking or  reading the novel before seeing the filem. But in this work, the story is broken and the motive is linked, resulting that some people can not make clear what is happening. The  film has good doses of action and suspense, cinematography is great,  but it is not a good movie, because it is confusing and at the same time  simple. Not to mention the slightly unsettled cast and not-so-hearted soundtrack.

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Gaiji Keisatsu: Black Dawn
0 people found this review helpful
3 days ago
Overall 9.5
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 8.5
I haven't watched the series yet so I'll base my review solely on the movie.

There's a element of surprise for me since I haven't watched the drama, so I don't know much of the characters' personalities. At the end I was taken aback.. like WTF .. I like how the movie is not totally biased on which country is the hero of the movie. I find the portrayal of the characters by the actors so cool and excellent, though there were times I wonder if they speak Japanese or Korean coz the leads voices were so low. But that add points to their bad ass portrayals. I grinned so much when there's interaction between Japanese and Korean characters.
Overall, I enjoyed the movie and I can't find a point of disappointment in the movie. If you want a movie with full of intense scenes and  Jap.Kor  agents'   together  in a movie ,then this is a must watch for you.

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Shin Godzilla
0 people found this review helpful
3 days ago
Overall 9.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 10
I am writing this as someone who is on my way to get a naturalization in Japan, lol. It is quite hard to explain this movie to a non Japanese. Side effects aside, it is more to the attachment value of Godzilla/Gojira to the Japanese rather than what you see on the surface while watching this movie. That's why Japanese really like this movie.

This is a political movie, yes. If you don't like politics and expect an intense fight with Gojira the whole time like those western movie, this movie might not be for you. There are so many political issues they need to handle with. How the government should react when something not written inside the manual happened to the country, what the Prime Minister should do in time of crisis; stay with the people or run away, surrender to pressure or think of other way out. How the ministers should react fast to support the country; find a way out or give up. And probably the most critical point, what Japanese should do for Japan; ask for help from outside to take over or ask for help but still take control of the overall decision. This movie also tackled on sensitive issue for Japanese; the nuclear and radioactive stuffs and the army first big crisis after the post war. Awesome, I tell you.

Non Japanese might find all these stuffs are hard to relate thus tend to focus on the weird side effects, weird Gojira movement. Not to mention the music is so Japanese in so many ways. Try to see this movie in Japanese POV and you will find this movie is an extremely good one. Recommended. 


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