Posted in “ Director ” tag: 159 entries

Not a Fad, But Religion

Aug 25, 2017

In the rapidity of the expansion of the Internet, the world beyond the screen becomes more and more and realistic. …

The Unknown Resistance

Aug 21, 2017

In 2015, during the heated US presidential campaign, and a time when the lack of Asian-Americans in entertainment became a …

Question: Masculinity

Aug 14, 2017

Why is it that men are so obsessed with their own masculinity? In our society today, gender and sexuality are …

Daydream, Interrupted

Aug 11, 2017

Director Sunao Katabuchi’s animated feature film “In This Corner of the World,” which gained explosive word-of-mouth popularity after its opening …

Almost Transparent Actor

Aug 04, 2017

JAPAN CUTS!, North America’s largest Japanese film festival, arrives at Japan Society every July to captivate Japanese film lovers of …

Her New Frontier

Jul 30, 2017

On the day after the United States Presidential Inauguration this year, the Women’s March was held in the multiple cities …

アレハンドロ・ホドロフスキー © Taiyo Okamoto

A Conversation With Jodorowsky

Jul 26, 2017

On July 14, 2017, destiny manifest. In a bright room in the offices of ABKCO Music & Records in New …

Akihiko Shiota & Yuki Mamiya

Just Like Drinking Water…

Jul 17, 2017

As Shunga (Japanese erotic art) from the Edo period attests, until the Western sense of values arrived in Japan, sex …

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 …

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 …

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 …