Category Archive: Asian Cinema

Adrift in Tokyo (2007)

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As far as Asian film goes, Adrift in Tokyo could very well be the exact antithesis of the movie we reviewed last, 3 Idiots. Adrift in Tokyo (転々, tenten) follows hapless (and heavily in… Continue reading

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3 Idiots (2009)

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Despite being an Indian-American, I am not really a fan of Bollywood movies. However, I had to see the movie that everyone, Indian or otherwise, was talking about, 2009’s 3 Idiots. 3 Idiots… Continue reading

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My Neighbor Totoro (1988)

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For a while, especially after having seen the rather disappointing Pom Poko, I’ve been wanting to see a proper Ghibli movie directed by Miyazaki Hayao. My uncle gave me some money for my… Continue reading

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Pom Poko (1994)

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It’s my last semester at Cornell University! With that in mind, I’m making it a point to catch every movie worth catching at the Cornell Cinema before I graduate, this time for good.… Continue reading

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The Grandmaster (2013)

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While most movies are certainly watchable on a television, there are some that absolutely must be experienced on the big screen. Wong Kar-Wai’s The Grandmaster (一代宗師), of course, falls strongly into the latter… Continue reading

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Hana and Alice (2004)

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Memory is something that can be very hard to verify. It’s exactly that fact that Hana takes advantage of in Iwai Shunji’s Hana and Alice (花とアリス, hana to arisu 2004). Hana and Alice is… Continue reading

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Three Outlaw Samurai (1964)

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Having seen Rurouni Kenshin recently, I decided to see a more “grown up” samurai movie, and I thought I found it in the form of Three Outlaw Samurai (三匹の侍, sanbiki no samurai). In… Continue reading

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