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

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

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