Tag Archives: Jia Zhangke

May 2016 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the May issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo on April 25. Captain America: Civil War No, Cap hasn’t been transported back in time to fight the Rebs. The internecine … Continue reading

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June 2014 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the June issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last weekend. The Grand Budapest Hotel It’s telling of Wes Anderson’s curious ouevre that his best films are set in an … Continue reading

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BIFF Day 2

The festival put me in the Seacloud Hotel this year rather than the Grand, where I usually stay. I stayed at the Seacloud once when it first opened and liked its efficiency rooms with a sink, stovetop, and even a … Continue reading

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BIFF Oct. 8

When I told the foreign press liaison that my flight would be arriving at Busan at 9:30 p.m. she said the film festival counter at the airport might be closed by then, so could I please take a limousine bus … Continue reading

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