Category Archive: Asian Cinema

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

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Humanity has polluted the world far beyond recognition in a great war. Insect life has evolved into the manifestation of the world’s anger with humanity, with the Giant Warriors keeping the insects in… Continue reading

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Waterboys (2001)

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Suzuki‚Äôs (Tsumabuki Satoshi) high school swim team has a very pathetic history. When the pretty Mrs. Sakuma (Manabe Kaori) takes over to coach the team, boys eagerly join purely for the chance to… Continue reading

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The End of Summer (1961)

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It is a critical time for the Kohayagawa family, the owners of a Sake Brewery. It doesn’t help when patriarch Manbei (Nakamura Ganjiro) starts visiting his old mistress again. The End of Summer… Continue reading

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The Good, The Bad, The Weird (2008)

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The destinies of The Good (Jung Woo-Sung), The Bad (Lee Byung-Hun), and The Weird (Song Kang-ho) converge during a train raid in 1930s Manchuria. The Weird stumbles upon a map that is rumored… Continue reading

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In the Mood for Love (2000)

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It is Hong Kong, 1962. Mr. Chow (Tony Leung) and Mrs. Chan (Maggie Cheung) rent rooms right next to one-another. Coincidentally, their spouses begin an affair with one-another. It was that that began… Continue reading

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Spirited Away (2002)

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Young Chihiro is moving to a new town with her parents. Just before they arrive at their destination, they take a wrong turn and arrive at an apparently abandoned amusement park. Little do… Continue reading

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Departures (2008)

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Cellist Kobayashi Daigo (Motoki Masahiro) had his orchestra dissolve around him, so he returned to his hometown with his wife Mika (Hirosue Ryoko). There, he found a job as a nakanshi, or one… Continue reading

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