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Review: Parasite

The class dynamics exploited in Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite, certainly the movie of the year regardless of what you think about it, gives rise at first to comedy of the most uncomfortable kind. This has always been Bong’s strong point, though … Continue reading

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December 2017 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the December issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo on Nov. 25. The Age of Shadows Set during the Japanese colonial period of the 1920s, Kim Jee-woon’s double agent thriller … Continue reading

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BIFF 2017

Here is my Japan Times story about this year’s Busan International Film Festival. As is always the case, space restrictions prevented me from writing all I wanted to write about the festival and the movies I saw, though, for the … Continue reading

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September 2012 movies

Here are the movies I reviewed for the Sept. issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last weekend. Carlos In one of his numerous trite pronouncements, the internationally famous terrorist born Ilich Ramirez Sanchez in Venezuela who later … Continue reading

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