Under the Flag of the Rising Sun (Japan, 1972)

Somewhere around 1970-1971, the great director Kinji Fukasaku used his salary from Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) to purchase the rights to Shoji Yuki’s novel, Under the Flag of the Rising Sun, which he then produced […]

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on Feb, 28 · in Reviews

Eat Drink Man Woman (Taiwan, 1994) [NYAFF Winter Showcase 2020]

Ang Lee’s exquisite 1994 film, Eat Drink Man Woman is the third entry into what’s retrospectively referred to as the “Father Knows Best” trilogy, preceded by Pushing Hands (1991) and The Wedding Banquet (1993). It […]

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on Feb, 12 · in Reviews

The House Where the Mermaid Sleeps (Japan, 2018) [Japan Foundation Film Tour 2020]

“No parent should have to bury their child,” goes an old saying, although sometimes, refusing to do so can be infinitely worse. Yukihiko Tsutsumi’s drama The House Where the Mermaid Sleeps, tackles head on the […]

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on Feb, 03 · in Reviews

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

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