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In the Midst of War is Hope and Joy "In This Corner of the World"

Based on the Award-winning Manga “Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni” by Fumiyo Kono. “In this Corner of the World” revolves around a young bride named Suzu Urano who moves to small port town Kure with her husband to start a new life. 199 more words

IN THEATERS (SF) - "Harmonium"

Harmonium (2017; Dir.: Kôji Fukada)


By Daniel Barnes

*Opens Friday, June 23 at the 4 Star Theater in San Francisco.

Over one year after winning the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at Cannes 2016, this repressed and implosive Japanese tragedy finally receives a limited stateside release.   158 more words

In Theaters

25 for 25 - E.X.P.L.O.D.E.

Man, when I think about Otomo Katsuhiro’s 1988 anime adaptation of his own manga Akira these days, I feel bad. Once upon a time, as a teenager watching this movie in the middle of the night to avoid sleep, everything about it blew my mind and opened me up to exploring animation in film further than any moment of my life beforehand save for when I was a child and really ate that stuff up. 1,402 more words

In Conversation with Mori Yoshitaka and Matsuyama Kenichi

This year’s Udine Far East Film Festival offered a great selection of truly excellent films, and among those, some packed an especially powerful emotional charge; in this grouping, there is no doubt that  1,284 more words


Classic Bit Review: Sanshiro Sugata Pt I (1943)

Akira Kurosawa’s debut picture, Sanshiro Sugata, debuted during the Second World War. Sanshiro Sugata was Kurosawa’s first feature film that was greenlit to shoot and did not have any immediate cuts to the script. 535 more words

Bit Reviews

Funeral Parade of Roses (Japan - 1969 - 4K Restoration)

Sandro Forte for Cinetalk.net

Apparently acknowledged by Stanley Kubrick as an influence on A Clockwork Orange, Toshio Matsumoto (1932-2017)’s Japanese cult film, Funeral Parade of Roses… 633 more words

Classic And Art-House

Satoshi: A Move for Tomorrow Review

In the Western cinematic scopes, we can find a number of chess-themed sports films and biopics, but there is a mere handful of productions that feature the Japanese cousin of the popular board game: … 911 more words