'Nekoatsume House': The cat's meow of Japanese comedy

/ Mar 29, 2017

'Nekoatsume House': The cat's meow of Japanese comedy

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Japanese audiences never seem to tire of movies about dogs and cats. The millions of devoted pet owners here are certainly one reason, though the Brits, also known for their animal worship, do not express it as often in films.Masatoshi Kurakata’s delightful, blood-pressure-lowering “Nekoatsume ...

Ishikawa knows when to throw away the script

Apr 19, 2013

Ishikawa knows when to throw away the script

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Japanese directors of TV dramas often make films that are basically big-screen versions of small-screen shows. No surprise, since their TV-network backers want product that will work equally well with multiplex audiences and home viewers.Directors of TV commercials here, however, typically regard films as ...