Momoi is on fire in her new indie film 'Hee'

Aug 3, 2016

Momoi is on fire in her new indie film 'Hee'

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In her four-decade acting career Kaori Momoi has always been a free-spirited stand-out, indifferent to convention. But beneath her easygoing attitude and signature drawling delivery (which used to make me wonder what she had been ingesting before the cameras started rolling) was a thorough ...

Fuminori writes noir, but not as we know it

Nov 1, 2014

Fuminori writes noir, but not as we know it

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Fuminori Nakamura has won many of the major literary prizes in Japan and is quickly making the same kind of impact in the English-speaking world. His third novel to be translated into English, “Last Winter, We Parted,” is out now. It’s a tense, layered ...

Crime writer brings Tokyo noir to the world

Jun 26, 2013

Crime writer brings Tokyo noir to the world

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Crime novelist Fuminori Nakamura might be a self-described pessimist with a dark personality, but one thing he’s never had to worry about is writer’s block. “I’m bursting with story ideas. It’s not a talent, it’s more like a disease,” he told a small gathering ...