Posted in “ Interview ” tag: 168 entries

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 …

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 …

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 …

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In Search of the Centroid

May 01, 2016

Wherever and in whatever era you live, there is the dilemma of how to live free. So as long as …

Sex and Death: Inescapable

Apr 23, 2016

These days we are entertained by sexy attractive superheroes who come close to death but always defeat the villain eventually. …

Fundamental Questions of Existence

Apr 08, 2016

Even if we share the same event, we will each have a different perspective of it. Even with knowing someone, …