'Yokomichi Yonosuke'

/ Feb 22, 2013

'Yokomichi Yonosuke'

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Plenty of Japanese directors make films about socially awkward or marginal guys: Given all the on-screen examples (as well as their many real-life inspirations), it seems that the onetime country of the samurai has become the land of the otaku and freeter (unemployed or ...

'Sado Tenpesuto'

/ Feb 15, 2013

'Sado Tenpesuto'

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Beginning with 2001's "Ichiban Utsukushi Natsu (Firefly Dreams)," a Yasujiro Ozu-esque drama about a friendship that develops between a rebellious teenage girl and an elderly former actress in the countryside, John Williams has been directing films in Japan with Japanese talent that do not ...