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TIFF Next Wave 2013: mini reviews

TIFF Next Wave Film Festival starts Feb 15 with the ‘Battle of the Scores’ music program on Feb 15. The Film Festival kicks off the film portion on Feb 16, and here are some mini reviews of 4 of the films highlighting the festival this year. 98 more words

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A Teeny Taste of the Japanese Film Festival: Handsome Suit and Bushido Sixteen

So it was Japanese Film Festival time during the first week of December, and I did what I always do whenever one of the many, many , … 1,129 more words

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Bushido Sixteen (Tomoyuki Furumaya, 2010)

Here’s another movie I caught at the ongoing 16th Japanese Film Festival in Melbourne:

Bushido Sixteen (2010) follows two teenage kendo fighters, whilst exploring riveting overarching themes of parental pressure, high school rivalry and most importantly, female friendship. 473 more words

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