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August 2017 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the August issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo on July 25. Anthropoid Sean Ellis streamlines the facts and fortifies the action for his film about the 1941 assassination of … Continue reading

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BIFF Day 4

Sunday turned out to be Philippine Day for me. As a kind of companion piece to “Ilo Ilo,” there’s “Transit,” a first feature by Hannah Espia about migrant workers in Israel, more specifically the ones who are determined to stay–which … Continue reading

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July 2013 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the July issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo today. After Earth At the press conference for After Earth last month, producer-star-story creator Will Smith bragged about talking M. Night … Continue reading

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