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February 2017 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the February issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last week. Allied A return to the “real romances” that were so central to Hollywood’s primacy in the 40s, Robert Zemeckis’s … Continue reading

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October 2016 movies

Here are the movies I reviewed for the October issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo last week. The BFG The title of this Spielberg-blessed fantasy will obviously provide hours of off-color entertainment for nasty-minded adolescents, but it … Continue reading

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January 2016 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the January issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo on Christmas Day. About Ray Gaby Dellal’s bittersweet comedy assumes so many edgy POVs that it feels drained of meaning, with … Continue reading

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April 2014 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the April issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo on March 25. The Act of Killing Certainly the most unusual documentary to hit theaters in recent memory, Joshua Oppenheimer’s cinematic … Continue reading

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Best movies 2013

Here are my best movies for 2013. All were released in Japan during the previous 12 months, which means the best film I saw all year isn’t on here. That would be The Past, Asghar Farhadi’s gripping and heartbreaking film … Continue reading

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December 2013 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the December issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo today. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry The Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is the perfect public figure for the social media … Continue reading

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March 2013 movies

Here are the movie reviews I wrote for the March issue of EL Magazine, which was distributed in Tokyo on Monday. Amour Michael Haneke’s unsentimental study of the decay of flesh and soul couldn’t be opening at a more appropriate … Continue reading

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