Tag Archives: Japan

Lost in Translation- September 11th


Lost in Translation (2003) English/Japanese- Dramedy Rated “R” Runtime- 101 min. dir. Sofia Coppola   Story/Writing: 1.5/2 Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson play two disillusioned souls “lost” in Tokyo. As they find themselves, they also find each other. Acting: 2/2 … Continue reading

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Grave of the Fireflies- May 26th


Grave of the Fireflies (1988) Japanese- War Drama Not Rated Runtime- 88 min. dir. Isao Takahata   I was referred to this movie by way of the flick I watched back in January called The Little Norse Prince.  They share … Continue reading

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Letters from Iwo Jima- May 6th


Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) Japanese- War Drama Rated- “R” dir. Clint Eastwood   One of the styles of filmmaking I enjoy the most is the ability of a movie to be able to take a moment in history and … Continue reading

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For April 2nd- Outrage


It’s strange.  I think I may have realized several parallels between some of the Western movies I’ve seen, and their Eastern counterparts.  I don’t know if I’ve realized this in the past (perhaps in one of these writings).  Outrage is … Continue reading

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For March 29th- Ran


An incident that keeps managing to repeat itself is that I seem to never read the run times for movies that I set on my schedule.  For example, I realized halfway into Ran that the movie was 2 hours and … Continue reading

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