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Movie Review: Ikuru (To Live)

Movie Review: Ikuru (To Live)

Ranking: #108/111 Director: Akira Kurosawa (Japan) Genre: Socio-Psychological Drama The movie begins with a startling opening shot of an X-ray of the stomach of the main protagonist, who is the Public Affairs Section Chief in the civil service, which reveals signs of...

Movie Review: Confucius

Movie Review: Confucius

Ranking: #107/111 Director: Hu Mei (China) Genre: Epic Historical Period Drama This is an epic historical drama about one of the world’s greatest philosophers and sages, made by one of the most talented female directors around today, Ms Hu Mei. Renowned Chinese actor,...

Movie Review: Gate of Hell

Movie Review: Gate of Hell

Ranking: #106/111 Director: Teinosuke Kinugasa (Japan) Genre: Historical Period Drama/Romance Teinosuke Kinugasa has created here a great historical drama, richly filmed in Eastman colour, which has become a classical work of Japanese film art. Gate of Hell is a...

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