Category Archives: Movies

December 2014 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the December issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last week. Fury With his cop-buddy movie, End of Watch, David Ayer tried to subvert the genre he lovingly embraced, and … Continue reading

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November 2014 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the November issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo on October 25. Boyhood By now everyone knows how this film was made. In 2003, Richard Linklater started shooting a core … Continue reading

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October 2014 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the October issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last week. About Time High concept gets out-of-hand in this romantic comedy, which tries to make time travel work for its … Continue reading

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September 2014 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the September issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last week. Broken Korean crime movies appropriate a cartoonish male brutality that can be tiring, but this thriller by Lee Jung-ho … Continue reading

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August 2014 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the August issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last week. Ida Austerity is often a comfort to the psychologically oppressed, a means of focusing on something simple so as … Continue reading

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July 2014 movies

Here are the reviews I wrote for the July issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last week. Beyond the Edge Given his status as New Zealand’s greatest 20th century hero, it seems unfortunate that the late Sir … Continue reading

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June 2014 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the June issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last weekend. The Grand Budapest Hotel It’s telling of Wes Anderson’s curious ouevre that his best films are set in an … Continue reading

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