Tag Archives: Cate Blanchett

Review: The House with a Clock in Its Walls

Though based on a best-selling kids’ story written in 1973, The House with a Clock in Its Walls feels overly determined as a film, as if it were conceived and developed from scratch by a bunch of Hollywood executives. Some … Continue reading

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August 2016 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the August issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo on July 25. Amy Since the late Amy Winehouse’s career dovetailed with the social media era, her life was thoroughly documented, … Continue reading

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March 2016 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the March-April issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last week. The Big Short At the moment there is no more timely piece of entertainment than Adam McKay’s black comedy … Continue reading

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May 2014 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the May issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last week. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 The only justification for making an entirely new franchise of the Spider-Man saga so soon … Continue reading

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August 2011 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the Aug. issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last week. The movies are opening here between late July and mid-August. Edge of Darkness Mel Gibson’s first lead role in … Continue reading

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Needs more blue: Russell Crowe in Tokyo

The last time Russell Crowe came to Japan, eight years ago to promote A Beautiful Mind, he was dressed like a slumming indie rocker (he was still fronting that band, Thirty Odd Foot Of Grunts) and chain-smoking on the dais. … Continue reading

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