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Review: Vox Lux

Caveat to Sia fans: Don’t go see Vox Lux just because you want to hear your idol’s compositions. The movie does end with an extended concert sequence featuring several Sia songs written expressly for the movie, and they’re not bad, … Continue reading

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Review: Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy

Justin Kelly’s cinematic retelling of the J.T. LeRoy scandal is the second film I’ve watched in a span of 24 hours about a true-life literary hoax. The day before I watched Marielle Heller’s Can You Ever Forgive Me?, which was … Continue reading

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Best albums 2019

Whether due to the ravages of age or encroaching apathy (itself a ravage of age), I found it more difficult this year to retain much familiarity with music I listened to. When I started reviewing the year in mid-November in … Continue reading

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November 2015 albums

Here are the album reviews I wrote for the November issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo on Oct. 25. Music Complete -New Order (Mute/Traffic) Honeymoon -Lana Del Rey (Interscope/Universal) Though Peter Hook was a founding member of … Continue reading

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BIFF Day 1

I arrived in Busan for the film festival earlier than I usually do. Delta has stopped direct flights from Narita to Busan, and their daily round trip arrived at Gimhae Airport in the evening. I booked on Busan Air, which … Continue reading

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BIFF Oct. 10

I finally got a chance to see a movie in the new cinema center. Actually, I think the multiplex theaters are better quality, at least in terms of movie-watching: the screens are larger and the seats more comfortable. This one … Continue reading

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Media Mix, Aug. 21, 2011

Here’s this week’s Media Mix, which is about the controversy over remarks that actor Sosuke Takaoka made several weeks ago regarding South Korean TV dramas. A good deal of the column refers to an article in Shukan Post that outlines … Continue reading

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