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Review: The Mule

For reasons that are easier to understand than explain, Clint Eastwood is probably considered the most important American director by the Japanese film cognoscenti. Even his minor works, the ones that obviously play to the rafters, get listed on annual … Continue reading

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Review: A Star Is Born

It didn’t take much to make the latest iteration of A Star Is Born better than its immediate precedent, the Streisand-Kristofferson vehicle, which has become something of a camp classic while retaining its critical rep as a dog. Nevertheless, there … Continue reading

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June 2016 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the June issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo on May 25. Burnt Bradley Cooper is good at playing assholes, and Adam Jones, the borderline sociopathic chef he portrays in … Continue reading

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March 2015 movies

Here are the reviews I wrote for the March issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last week. American Sniper Few American films of recent memory have set off such a flurry of passionate, crossfire opinions as Clint … Continue reading

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June 2013 movies

Here are the movies reviews I wrote for the June issue of EL Magazine, which will be distributed in Tokyo tomorrow. Celeste and Jesse Forever Though ostensibly a two-hander, this melancholic romantic comedy is mainly a showcase for Rashida Jones, … Continue reading

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March 2013 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the March issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo on Monday. Amour Michael Haneke’s unsentimental study of the decay of flesh and soul couldn’t be opening at a more appropriate … Continue reading

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