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Ratings & Reviews

  1. ASHES IN THE HOURGLASS's rating of the film Zero Focus

    It's last 45 minutes are nothing but consistent exposition in contrast with the first 45 minutes which is drenched in mystery and uncertainty. This unbalance is easily it's worst trait but I also admire this odd and flawed structure. Aside from this element, the mystery's theme of fidelity and trust was obviously influenced by its post-war setting. It's characters are in the service of the plot and pretty forgettable

  2. Dave's rating of the film Zero Focus

    My first Nomura film and it's a gem. An outstanding noir, in the Hitchcock/Woolrich mold, with a wonderful snowy setting in northern Japan. Definitely makes my 1960s list.