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Review: The Trip to Spain

This third exploration of the semi-fictional competition-friendship between the two British comedic actors, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, tries to get by on the pure momentum generated by the last installment, The Trip to Italy, which was and will probably … Continue reading

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Review: Stan & Ollie

Jon S. Baird’s loving tribute to the legacy of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy falls into a trap common to biopics of performers. The film focuses on an episode in the comedians’ career that occurred late in life, thus allowing … Continue reading

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May 2015 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the May issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last week. Akahama Rock’n Roll Haruko Konishi’s documentary about the town of Otsuchi in Iwate Prefecture has already attracted some controversy … Continue reading

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March 2014 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the March issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo on Feb. 25. All Is Lost Literally a down-to-earth version of Gravity, this seafaring thriller, written and directed by J.C. Chandor, … Continue reading

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