Posted in “ Movie ” tag: 158 entries

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 …

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 …

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, …