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  1. LABYRINTH OF CINEMA ( Nobuhiko Ôbayashi 2019) ...

    LABYRINTH OF CINEMA ( Nobuhiko Ôbayashi 2019)

    Sept. 27, 2021. I finally managed to watch the whole three hours of this remarkable final film made at age 82 shortly before Obayashi's death. It's...
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    Japan Cuts ends today and those (links above) may be all my reviews; I'm not sure the review screeners will remain live after today. Here in brief are my...
  3. Filmleaf 2020 all virtual Japan Cuts reviews so...

    Filmleaf 2020 all virtual Japan Cuts reviews so far

    Remember these films and many more listed at the top are all availble to you onlline for a small fee Fri, Jul 17, 2020 – Thu, Jul 30, 2020....
  4. THE MURDERS OF OISO / ある殺人、落葉のころに (Takuya Misawa...

    THE MURDERS OF OISO / ある殺人、落葉のころに (Takuya Misawa 2019)

    Social rivalries and sexual jealousy among four young men in a coastal town. Interesting collaboration between Misawa and a Hong Kong team...
  5. FUKUSHIMA 50 / フクシマ ((Setsurō Wakamatsu, 2020)...

    FUKUSHIMA 50 / フクシマ ((Setsurō Wakamatsu, 2020)

    Finally a big movie about the earthquake-nuclear reactor disaster with Ken Watanabe with lots of excitement, but it's afraid to blame.
  6. BEYOND THE NIGHT(Natsuki Nakagawa 2019)...

    BEYOND THE NIGHT(Natsuki Nakagawa 2019)

    From the Next Generation section of Japan Cuts, this is film made for cinematic graduate school that seems like "Hedda Gabler" in the style of Robert...
  7. EXTRO/ エキストロ (Naoki Murahashi 2019) ...

    EXTRO/ エキストロ (Naoki Murahashi 2019)

    A mocumentary that's at once a sendoff of and love letter to Japan's movie extras, with many cameos and amusing details that will delight fans of...
  8. IT FEELS SO GOOD 火口のふたり (Haruhito Arai 2019)...

    IT FEELS SO GOOD 火口のふたり (Haruhito Arai 2019)

    An intensely sexy, fluent film that's also dialogue-rich (the couple reviews their lives) and includes some delicious looking meals. A woman about to...
  9. ON-GAKU: OUR SOUND (Kenji Iwaisawa 2019)...

    ON-GAKU: OUR SOUND (Kenji Iwaisawa 2019)

    A unique 70-minute entirely hand-drawn animation seven years in the making, this is an adaptation of Hiroyuki Ohashi's manga about some aimless high school...
  10. SPECIAL ACTORS / スペシャルアクターズ (Shin'ichirô Ueda...

    SPECIAL ACTORS / スペシャルアクターズ (Shin'ichirô Ueda 2019)

    Through his more confident younger brother a timid loser joins a company of "actors" for hire used to make things happen for people. Their big...
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    SPECIAL ACTORS

    Japan Cuts.
    From Deadline, a list of all features (over 60 mins.)

    North America’s largest festival of contemporary Japanese cinema,...
  12. JAPAN CUTS all-online edition this summer July 17-30, 2020

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    FILMLEAF FESTIVAL COVERAGE THREAD

    Japan Cuts July 17-30, 2020 Online

    This year for the first time the entire new Japanese film series from the Japan...
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