Still Walking (Japan, 2008)

With its studied focus on strained familial ties and generational differences, Hirozaku Kore-eda’s home drama Still Walking has been compared to the films of Yasujiro Ozu. Its simple premise even serves as a contemporary reworking […]

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on Aug, 09 · in Reviews

After Life (Japan, 1998)

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s reflective fantasy After Life imagines a space between Earth and Heaven, where the recently deceased are taken once natural causes or physical misfortune have brought an end to their mortal existence. On arrival, […]

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on Aug, 02 · in Reviews

Commercial Japan: Tokyo Metro Home Door

I watch a lot more TV in Japan than I do in the States since my wife and I don’t own a TV.  The only time we watch TV is on vacation.  And on this […]

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on Feb, 12 · in Features
Torso (Japan, 2010)

Torso (Japan, 2010)

Urban alienation is a thematic mainstay in the independent cinema of Japan, and Torso continues this trend by concentrating on the life of a lonely woman who seeks solace in her ‘relationship’ with the headless […]

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on Jul, 16 · in Reviews

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