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Review: Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

The time frame of Paul McGuigan’s slice-of-life biopic of actress Gloria Grahame isn’t specifically stated, though the first scene takes place in a rundown dressing room in Liverpool in 1981 as Grahame (Annette Bening), long washed-up as a film actress, … Continue reading

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June 2017 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the June issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last week. Afterimage Andrzej Wajda’s final movie is a fitting study of an artist under pressure, a role Wajda himself has … Continue reading

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May 2011 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the May 2011 issue of EL Magazine, which came out in Tokyo last Monday. These movies are being released in Tokyo from late April to mid-May. Black Swan Though Darren Aronofsky’s newest … Continue reading

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