Another World (Japan, 2018) [Japan Foundation Film Tour 2020]

Somewhere in rural Japan, underneath a humorously shaped tree-root, two middle-aged friends unearth a time capsule from their youth. They’ve just reunited, a mere three months earlier. The opening scenes of Junji Sakamoto’s Another World, […]

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on Jan, 21 · in Reviews

Only Cloud Knows (China, 2019)

An old screenwriting adage goes something like this: “Whatever you do, don’t kill the dog!” Among other things, the phrase refers to the fact that the death of a pet makes for a relatively cheap […]

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on Jan, 11 · in Reviews

Wolves, Pigs & Men (Japan, 1964)

There’s nothing quite like visiting the early work of a favorite filmmaker and tracing the path of their success through the years, from beginning to end. Throughout his 40-year career, Kinji Fukasaku pursued a diverse […]

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on Dec, 11 · in Reviews

Parasite (South Korea, 2019)

An unfortunate truth of the movie culture is that constant buzz can often backfire. It happens every year. There are always one or two films for which critics raise expectations so impossibly high, that when […]

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on Nov, 24 · in Reviews

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