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April 2014 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the April issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo on March 25. The Act of Killing Certainly the most unusual documentary to hit theaters in recent memory, Joshua Oppenheimer’s cinematic … Continue reading

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Best movies 2013

Here are my best movies for 2013. All were released in Japan during the previous 12 months, which means the best film I saw all year isn’t on here. That would be The Past, Asghar Farhadi’s gripping and heartbreaking film … Continue reading

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BIFF Day 5

It was unexpectedly a nostalgic day for me at the festival, and bittersweet, as well, though I suppose nostalgia is always bittersweet. The last screening I attended today was Tsai Ming Liang’s “Stray Dogs,” and afterwards the director and his … Continue reading

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Best movies 2012

These are my favorite movies that were released in Japan in 2012. Of them, only one was produced here and that one wasn’t even directed by a Japanese person, thus demonstrating my continuing resistance to post-bubble Japanese cinema, which isn’t … Continue reading

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April 2012 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the April issue of EL Magazine, which will be distributed in Tokyo tomorrow. The Artist The general opinion about this Oscar-winning, French-produced homage to Hollywood is that it gets by on sincerity. … Continue reading

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