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

Tora-san Meets His Lordship (Japan, 1977) [Japan Society]

The first film in the Tora-san series, It’s Tough Being a Man (1969), became a reality thanks to writer/director Yoji Yamada’s vision and persistence against skeptical studio execs and the disappointing TV series that preceded […]

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on Nov, 23 · in Reviews

Tora-san’s Runaway (Japan, 1970) [Japan Society]

The Otoko wa Tsurai yo (“It’s tough being a man”) series, colloquially known as the Tora-san series by its fans, is the longest running film series in Japan (by number of titles), and the longest […]

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on Nov, 05 · in Reviews

We Are Little Zombies (Japan, 2019) [Reel Asian 2019]

Four orphaned teens find solace in each other’s misery in Makoto Nagahisa’s adventurous debut feature We Are Little Zombies. Winner of the “Originality” award at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and a Crystal Bear Special […]

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on Nov, 01 · in Reviews

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