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Review: Elegant Beast

Caught a screening of Elegant Beast at Japan Society. They’re showing it as part of a retrospective celebrating the collaborations...

Review: Bullet Train

Popped in another DVD from my six-disc Sonny Chiba set: Bullet Train, a superbly-crafted Japanese take on the classic disaster movie...

Review - Noroi: The Curse

Signed up for a free trial of Shudder specifically to watch Noroi: The Curse, a twisted horror mockumentary from Koji Shiraishi, the...

Review: Duel to the Death

I’m a huge fan of martial arts movies that feature both Chinese and Japanese combatants: Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman, Master...

Review: Avalon

The recent Ghost in the Shell remake reignited my desire to seek out more of famed anime director Mamoru Oshii’s work, particularly...

Review: Sauna

I don’t remember where I first read about Sauna, but I immediately knew I had to see it. After all, it combines two of my favorite...

Review: G.I. Samurai

Watched another DVD I salvaged from the bottom of a bargain bin years ago and promptly forgot about: G.I. Samurai, a zany late ‘70s...

Review: Millennium Actress

I finally got around to watching Satoshi Kon’s Millennium Actress, an out-of-print animated masterpiece that’s been collecting dust on my...

Review: Blind Woman's Curse

Earlier this week, while browsing Criterion’s website, I found out that Japan Society would be hosting a retrospective dedicated to the...

Review: Sadako vs. Kayako

Earlier this week–Wednesday, I think–I somewhat impulsively pre-ordered tickets for tonight’s midnight screening of Sadako vs. Kayako (or...

Review: Ocean Waves

Dropped by IFC Center to catch Ocean Waves, a lesser known Ghibli production that, like Only Yesterday, never made its way to the U.S....

Review: Shoplifters

Returned to IFC Center to catch a screening of Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters. Like After the Storm, this Palme d’Or winning masterpiece...

Review: Locke

Watched Locke on Kanopy. It takes an immense ego to say “Let’s make a movie in which the protagonist never leaves his car and only...

 

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