Richard Kuipers

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‘Snakehead’ Review: Fabulous Central Performances Lift This New York Crime Tale out of the Ordinary

The familiar story of a new recruit rising through the ranks of organized crime is given a punchy female Asian twist in “Snakehead.” A gritty and grimy tale set way down deep...

‘Saloum’ Review: Genres Collide in a Lively Crime-Horror-Fantasy-Western Hybrid from Senegal

Revenge is a dish served with considerable style and imagination in “Saloum,” a fast and furious crime-horror-thriller that twists and turns its way around the mangroves, islets and inlets of Senegal’s Sine-Saloum...

‘The Great Yokai War: Guardians’ Review: Prolific Japanese Filmmaker Takashi Miike Gets His Family-Friendly Groove on With a Fabulous Fantasy Adventure

A cavalcade of creatures from Japanese folklore come alive in “The Great Yokai War: Guardian,” a hugely enjoyable fantasy-adventure directed by the famously prolific and supremely versatile Takashi Miike (“Audition”, “13 Assassins”)....

‘Escape from Mogadishu’ Review: North and South Korean Diplomats Join Forces in an Exciting Account of a Real-Life Somali Incident

If North Korea and South Korea ever reunite and hold a celebratory film festival, “Escape from Mogadishu” is a sure thing for selection. Based on the amazing true story of embassy staff...

Richard Kuipers

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