Maggie Lee


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Review: ‘Thermae Romae’


All roads lead to a bathtub in this cheekily entertaining manga adaptation, a time-travel fantasy in which a Roman architect from 128 AD saves the empire by tapping into Nipponese ablution habits.

“The Thieves”
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Review: ‘The Thieves’


A debonair caper that brings together Korean and Chinese cat burglars for a diamond heist in Macao, "The Thieves" owes much to the sparky gamesmanship and glamour casting of Steven Soderbergh's…

"Sushi Girl"
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Review: ‘Sushi Girl’


A gory yarn of reckoning set in a restaurant where a nude femme accompanies the main dish, "Sushi Girl" makes a strong impression with a lurid, finely twisted plot, but its excessive cruelty leaves a…

'First Time'
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Review: ‘First Time’


Like a latte with caramel on top and coffee residue at the bottom, "First Time" starts off as a treacly teen daydream and changes course halfway through to deconstruct its own romantic myth.

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