Samurai Shifters (Japan, 2019) [JFTFP 2021]

‘Jidaigeki’, the Japanese period drama, has been a staple of that country’s screen culture since the foundation of narrative film. It typically covers the Edo period, which lasted from the 17th to the 19th century, […]

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Blindly in Love (Japan, 2013) [Japan Foundation Film Tour 2019]

Blindly in Love is a sensitive, understated commentary on not only the relationship between a young couple, but also the relationship between parents and children—and the tensions, obligations, joys, and sorrows that come with such […]

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on Jan, 28 · in Reviews

Night Is Short, Walk on Girl (Japan, 2017) [JAPAN CUTS 2018]

The endless fascination that anime, and media more broadly, has with the experience of girlhood knows no bounds. From the magical girls of Puella Magi Madoka Magica or Cardcaptor Sakura to the far more empowered […]

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on Jul, 19 · in Reviews

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