Is the EMPEROR Guilty?

By Kendrick Kuo on March 8, 2013

Review of EMPEROR, Directed by Peter Webber Depending on your level of interest in WWII’s Pacific theater, you will have heard of the post-surrender dilemma: should the United States place Emperor Hirohito on trial for war crimes? To do so…

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Food Dreams

By Kendrick Kuo on October 10, 2012

Review of Jiro Dreams of Sushi, Directed by David Gelb By KENDRICK KUO I love sushi, but I don’t dream of it. Jiro does. The documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi examines the life and art of Jiro Ono, who is…

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Tokyo Loneliness

By Paul Miller on September 17, 2012

Review of Tokyo Story, Directed by Yasujiro Ozu By PAUL D. MILLER Roger Ebert recently updated his personal list of the ten best film of all time.  I had seen eight of them and knew of a ninth, but had never…

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Where’s Mom? Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Nobody Knows

By Christian Hamaker on August 14, 2012

Reivew of Nobody Knows, Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda By CHRISTIAN HAMAKER There are four of them, plus mom—for a while. She’s just moved the family into a new apartment. The kids love mom, even when she implies they might be…

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