Maggie Lee

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Review: 'Dreams for Sale'

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Nipponese helmer-scribe Miwa Nishikawa continues to explore themes of deceit with her fourth film, "Dreams for Sale," a provocative portrait of a husband and wife who scam women desperate for love.

Masato Sakai in “Key of Life”
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Review: 'Key of Life'

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Delightfully droll and fondly indulgent of its screwy protags, Nipponese helmer-scribe Kenji Uchida's "Key of Life" depicts what happens when a struggling actor and a hitman usurp each others'…

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Review: 'The Cremator'

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Another Asian film on undertakers following "Departures," "Make Up" and "Weight," "The Cremator" is slow to stir from its narrative coma and stiff perfs, before igniting a flicker of warmth via its…

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