Nineteen 19 (Japan, 1990)

Nineteen 19 (Japan, 1990)

Tokyo, circa 1990. Kubota, part-time baker, and young third member of a group of Tokyo roomies lives the idyllic life firmly poised in between childhood and adulthood, often spotting attractive members of the opposite sex […]

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on May, 25 · in Reviews
Otaku No Video (Japan, 1991)

Otaku No Video (Japan, 1991)

“I Have A Message From Another Time..” The year is 1982, college student and tennis team hotshot Ken Kubo has trendy, well off friends with rarely larger thoughts than those of jackets and cars, a […]

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on Mar, 03 · in Uncategorized
The Celluloid Traveler: The Secret Sunshine of Miryang

The Celluloid Traveler: The Secret Sunshine of Miryang

For most visitors to Korea, Miryang is just another stop on the train line between Seoul and Busan. It also happens to be the setting for Secret Sunshine, Chang-Dong Lee’s devastating 2007 film about grief […]

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on Jul, 29 · in Uncategorized
The Celluloid Traveler: Shimonoseki and Hoichi the Earless

The Celluloid Traveler: Shimonoseki and Hoichi the Earless

Shimonoseki is not the first place most people visit in Japan. Nor, truth be told, is it the 5th or 6th, or even 10th. A slim city that hugs the rocks of the southern tip […]

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on Apr, 22 · in Uncategorized

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