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'It Feels So Good': An explicit escapade, artfully told

Film / Reviews Aug 21, 2019

'It Feels So Good': An explicit escapade, artfully told

The average bride-to-be spends the final days before her wedding fretting about seating plans and whether she'll be able to squeeze into her dress, but Naoko (Kumi Takiuchi) decides it's a good time to hook up with an old flame instead. In the years since ...

'Weathering With You': Breezy with scattered showers

Film / Reviews Jul 24, 2019

'Weathering With You': Breezy with scattered showers

Arriving in the middle of a seemingly endless rainy season in Tokyo, "Weathering With You" feels like it's benefitted from an ingenious stealth marketing campaign. Little has been left to chance with Makoto Shinkai's follow-up to "Your Name." The film raked in nearly $360 ...

'Under Your Bed': Sleeping with the enemy

Film / Reviews Jul 17, 2019

'Under Your Bed': Sleeping with the enemy

Rare is the child who hasn't lain awake at night, terrified by the monster they imagine is lurking beneath their bed. But in a country where many people grow up sleeping on futons, such fears are perhaps less deeply rooted. That would explain why, ...

'Strawberry Song': Reuniting is such sweet sorrow

Film / Reviews Jul 3, 2019

'Strawberry Song': Reuniting is such sweet sorrow

Kota (Yutaro Furutachi) is a bit of an odd one: the type of grinning, hyperactive character you might label a lovable eccentric. He lives with just a few cats for company, and works at a frozen food factory where he's treated with affection by ...