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'The Gun': A blast of stylish nihilism

Film / Reviews Nov 7, 2018

'The Gun': A blast of stylish nihilism

by James Hadfield

Chekhov's principle about how you can't introduce a gun in the first act of a story without using it later on might also apply to Toru (Nijiro Murakami). When the university student impulsively snatches a pistol from a dead body he finds by a riverside ...

Masaaki Yuasa: Anime for the discerning fan

Film Oct 25, 2018

Masaaki Yuasa: Anime for the discerning fan

by James Hadfield

Masaaki Yuasa is one of the most exciting directors working in Japanese animation today, with a three-decade career behind him. Yet until last year, you may not even have heard of him. Long the filmmaker of choice for discerning anime fans, the 53-year-old has ...

Thai filmmaker creates an intimate portrait of girl group BNK48

Film Oct 22, 2018

Thai filmmaker creates an intimate portrait of girl group BNK48

Thai filmmaker Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit wasn't sure whether to believe it when he was offered unfettered, behind-the-scenes access into the normally closely guarded and secretive world of one of Asia's biggest pop idol bands. Turns out the director got closer than he could have ever dreamed. "There ...

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