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Review: Summer Wars (2009)

Mamoru Hosoda’s Summer Wars is an animated feature film that bridges the fairly wide gap between Miyazaki’s brand of sentimentality and William …

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Review: Hana (2006)

Hirokazu Koreeda wowed me with his 2008 film, Still Walking, so I decided to check out some of his other work.  First …

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Review: Sword of the Stranger (2007)

The first feature film from director Masahiro Ando, Sword of the Stranger, gets a lot of things right.  Unfortunately, originality isn’t one …

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Review: Geisha Assassin (2008)

With a title like Geisha Assassin (or Geisha Vs. Ninjas,the original title), expectations are certainly lowered from the get-go, but I had …

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Review: Still Walking (2008)

Much like Lawrence Kasdan’s The Big Chill, Still Walking is hard to describe in a single logline.  While it is a family …

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Review: Ichi the Killer (2001)

After seeing Takashi Miike’s wonderful 13 Assassins, I wondered if I’d overlooked a few of his films because of what I’d heard …

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Review: Kikujiro (1999)

There’s a very good movie waiting to be discovered inside the bloated mess that is Kikujuro.  Almost every shot in the film …