Sennan Asbestos Disaster (Japan, 2017) [JAPAN CUTS 2018]

Kazuo Hara, the director of Sennan Asbestos Disaster, hails from the tradition of dissenters in Japanese society, a man who has dedicated his career to zooming in his lens on governmental culpability while celebrating the […]

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on Jul, 20 · in Reviews

The Third Murder (Japan, 2017) [NYAFF 2018]

Hirokazu Kore-eda recently won the 2018 Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for his latest film, Shoplifters, receiving mainstream media attention from many outlets for the first time. Those familiar with Kore-eda’s catalog already […]

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on Jun, 28 · in Reviews

Across the Border Cu-Bop (Japan, 2018)

Across the Border Cu-Bop is the debut film of director Shinichi Takahashi, and while the mashup between a Japanese director and Cuban jazz may be a strange combination to some, he’s carrying on a long […]

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on May, 23 · in Reviews

The Registry (USA, 2018) [CAAMFest 2018]

John Dower, the foremost historian on Japanese-American relations, wrote in his seminal text on the postwar era, Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II, that “people in all cultures and times have […]

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on May, 10 · in Reviews

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