High Tech, Low Life (China/USA, 2012)

High Tech, Low Life (China/USA, 2012)

Stephen Maing’s timely and fascinating documentary High Tech, Low Life, examines the subject of journalism and internet censorship in China through the eyes and experiences of two very different citizen journalists.  Both are people from […]

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on Apr, 29 · in Reviews
Haru’s Journey (Japan, 2010)

Haru’s Journey (Japan, 2010)

The masterful performance by legendary actor Tatsuya Nakadai is the most obvious central attraction of Haru’s Journey, the latest film by Masahiro Kobayashi.  Nakadai plays Tadao, an ornery, cantankerous character close to the end of […]

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on Jul, 20 · in Uncategorized
Love and Loathing and Lulu and Ayano (Japan, 2010)

Love and Loathing and Lulu and Ayano (Japan, 2010)

This year’s New York Asian Film Festival and Japan Cuts festival is graced by new films by two of the “Kings of Pink,” directors who made their name in “pink films,” softcore Japanese sex films.  […]

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on Jul, 11 · in Reviews
Ringing in Their Ears (Japan, 2011)

Ringing in Their Ears (Japan, 2011)

Director Yu Irie’s last two films, 8000 Miles and 8000 Miles 2, detailed the travails of aspiring Japanese underground hip-hop artists.  With his latest, Ringing in Their Ears, Yu shifts to a rock milieu, an […]

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on Jul, 05 · in Uncategorized

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