Category: film reviews

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X-Men: First Class

Directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass), X-Men: First Class is a prequel film that focuses on Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr’s past before they became known as Professor X and Magneto.

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X2: X-Men United

A mysterious teleporter has just attempted the United States’ President assassination and attempts to resurrect the Mutant Registration Act are being carried… under the shadow of Colonel William Stryker, who has been visiting Magneto in his plastic prison cell for a darker agenda.

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XXY (2007)

This is the dramatic story of a intersexed 15-year-old. She lives with her parents, who have to cope with the challenges of her medical condition.

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Yang ± Yin: Gender in Chinese Cinema

Commissioned by the British Film Institute as part of the 100 Years of Cinema celebrations, Stanley Kwan takes a look back into the history of Chinese films with a broad array of filmmakers.

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Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

A group of friends grow up, grow apart, and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani hints at the coming of age aspects of a film on friendship more than a run of the mill rom-com.

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Yellow Elephant (Japanese Film)

Tsuma and Ayumu Muko are a married couple in a small town in the middle of nowhere. He’s a novelists with a part-time job as a caretaker in the local nursery home while she’s a housewife with a faint heart… that sees the world from a different perspective.

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You Are the Apple of my Eye

Taiwan’s biggest surprise of 2011 — also being pretty popular in Hong Kong and Singapore — a romantic drama called You Are the Apple of my Eye. But what’s so amazingly appealing about a simple romantic drama involving teenagers, you say?

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You’re Next (2011)

What Scream once did for the slasher, Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett have done for home invasion with You’re Next, an impressive and incredibly entertaining subversion of the subgenre.

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Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon

A creature believed to be a sea dragon destroys the Tang Dynasty’s ships, a courtesan is offered as sacrificed and a love story ends up entangled with the dirty plans to topple the government once and for all.