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Review: Ad Astra

The points of narrative and thematic convergence between James Gray’s last film, the old-school world explorer epic, The Lost City of Z, and his latest film, the old-school sci-fi potboiler, Ad Astra, are too numerous to ignore, but the main … Continue reading

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Review: Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Technically speaking, Quentin Tarantino’s ninth feature is a historical movie, and he’s said it follows in that genre concept the same as his other so-called “revisionist” movies, Django Unchained and Inglourious Basterds, did. The main and vital difference is that … Continue reading

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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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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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December 2014 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the December issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last week. Fury With his cop-buddy movie, End of Watch, David Ayer tried to subvert the genre he lovingly embraced, and … Continue reading

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August 2013 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the August issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo on July 25. Emperor Though most scholars think that Hirohito was more responsible for the Pacific War than is traditionally believed, … Continue reading

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May 2013 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the May issue of EL Magazine, which is being distributed in Tokyo today. Ek Tha Tiger Former documentary filmmaker Kabir Khan has become successful in Bollywood with socially charged subjects that don’t … Continue reading

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