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The Stories We Are Bequeathed

Jun 07, 2017

Needless to say, World War II has left irreparable scars all over the planet. The survivors of those events have …

Examine Democracy Before It’s Too Late

May 07, 2017

In the 2016 US presidential election, 136 million people voted, a figure which marks the second lowest total voter turnout …

Meditation of Life

May 03, 2017

A fascinating and profound new documentary “The Departure,” directed by Lana Wilson who stunned America with her 2013 film “After …

Uncertainty As Possibility

Apr 13, 2017

In our early 20s, away from home with the feeling of having our own space and time, and new opportunities …

Isabelle Huppert in "Elle" © Sony Pictures Classics

A New Kind of Woman

Feb 21, 2017

 

In the beginning is darkness, pierced suddenly by the frenzied cries of a woman in pain…or pleasure. Or, could it …

Cruel Beauty: A Romantic Weekend with Meiko Kaji

Feb 09, 2017

After the Inauguration Day on January 20, 2017, people gathered together to hold the Women’s March in multiple cities all …

A World Without Nationality

Dec 30, 2016

From December 5th through 22nd, Brooklyn’s Spectacle Theater screened “Fly Me To Minami” “Magic & Loss” and “After All These …

Hopeless to Hopeful

Dec 27, 2016

“I, Daniel Blake” saved me. The trend of movies nowadays is to show harsh reality and brutal violence. A hopeless …

Searching for Love Where There Is Only Lust

Aug 13, 2016

We live in a clash of opposites: youth and aging, beauty and ugliness, life and death. Even New York City …

Endless Ripples of War

Aug 11, 2016

As the atomic bombs engulfed Hiroshima on August 6th and Nagasaki on August 9th in a sea of flame, burning …

The Voices of Footprints

Aug 07, 2016

Perhaps only a handful of people can shine in the world. But around those shining lights, there are an innumerable …

A Spherical Perspective

Jul 31, 2016

A unilateral broadcast can hugely influence society. Known for his previous works “A” and “A2,” director Tatsuya Mori’s first feature …

Freshness and Pride

Jul 23, 2016

On July 15th Denden, one of today’s essential actors in Japanese cinema and TV, visited New York City ‘s 10th …

An Actress Called Idol

Jul 22, 2016

Where does the sparkle in her eyes come from? Today, Atsuko Maeda continues her leap as an actress appearing in …

The World Beyond the Barrier

Jul 12, 2016

What could he show us next? It seems a long time since he was one of the Korean big four, …

An Actor Meets His Greatest Enemy

Jul 07, 2016

Just as Robert De Niro received the Academy Award for Best Actor for “Raging Bull” after “Taxi Driver,” the greatest …

Haru Kuroki as Nanami

Possibilities of Outsiders

Jul 01, 2016

On June 24th at the 15th New York Asian Film Festival, internationally renowned Japanese director Shunji Iwai received the Lifetime …

The Mother of the Voice in the Ear

Jun 11, 2016

Is it possible for a film to heal? In complete darkness, we are immersed in the whirring, cooing calls of …

"Inside Men"

The 15th New York Asian Film Festival

Jun 07, 2016

The 15th edition of the New York Asian Film Festival, also as known as NYAFF and organized by Subway Cinema …

Untouchable to Touchable

May 06, 2016

Between victims, criminals and the court itself, we often get lost and forget our goals; in many cases, a trial …