Category Archives: Movies

February 2017 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the February issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last week. Allied A return to the “real romances” that were so central to Hollywood’s primacy in the 40s, Robert Zemeckis’s … Continue reading

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“Adaptation” Aug. 2003

I recently realized that almost all of the movie reviews I wrote for the Asahi Shimbun in the 90s and early 00s are not available on the Internet, so I will remedy that by slowly, methodically posting them here on my blog. … Continue reading

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Best movies 2016

As everyone has already noted many times, it was a pretty terrible year all around. As far as movies go, it’s difficult to tell if it was any worse or any better than average. Since I didn’t see as many … Continue reading

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December 2016 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the December issue of EL Magazine, which was ditributed in Tokyo last week. A Bigger Splash The emotional frenzy wrought by Italian director Luca Guadagnino in his first English-language film helps to … Continue reading

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“On connait la chanson” July 1998

I recently realized that almost all of the music reviews I wrote for the Japan Times in the 90s and the movie reviews I wrote for the Asahi Shimbun in the 90s and early 00s are not available on the … Continue reading

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“Ken Park,” September 2003

I recently realized that almost all of the music reviews I wrote for the Japan Times in the 90s and the movie reviews I wrote for the Asahi Shimbun during the same decade are not available on the Internet, so … Continue reading

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October 2016 movies

Here are the movies I reviewed for the October issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last week. The BFG The title of this Spielberg-blessed fantasy will obviously provide hours of off-color entertainment for nasty-minded adolescents, but it … Continue reading

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