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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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May 2012 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the May issue of EL Magazine, which is being distributed in Tokyo today. Bad Teacher The similarities between this poor-taste comedy and the more recent Young Adult are mostly circumstantial: glamorous box … Continue reading

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February 2012 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the Feb. issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last week. Beginners Personality crises are notoriously difficult to depict on film, which is why older directors didn’t bother to do … Continue reading

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