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Half Japanese: The Band That Would Be King
"...with the lack of attention his favorite band -- Half Japanese -- was getting that he decided to do..."

May 27, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Nine Best Japanese Restaurants in Austin
We pick our favorite spots for sushi, ramen, hibachi, and more
"...There's no need to fly half-way around the world to get yourself some decent Udon..."

May 8, 2018 Food Post by The Food Staff

ACL Live Review: Japanese Breakfast
Shoegazing Pacific Northwesters go out in sci-fi style
"...a brimming Barton Springs stage crowd witnessed one of Japanese Breakfast’s last live performances for a spell. During an..."

Oct. 7, 2018 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

Japanese Iced Coffee Might Change Your Daily Grind
Locals warm up to cold-brew trend
"...forward-thinking shops also offer a less familiar cold option: Japanese-style iced coffee...."

June 16, 2017 Food Feature by Dan Gentile

Review: Don Japanese Food Truck
A good value that's also just good
"...focus of this particular ritual is Don, an unassuming Japanese food truck parked (oddly) beside udon restaurant Daito, which..."

March 11, 2016 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

Rhapsody in August
"...Richard Gere. Kurosawa's lovely meditation on the nature of American-Japanese relations could not come at a better time. While..."

March 27, 1992 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

Strange but True
Jad Fair making art out in Manor with monsters, aliens, and dead dogs
"...Manor, where he's lived for a year and a half, Fair isn't recognized at the Exxon station, nor maybe..."

Jan. 25, 2008 Music Feature by Audra Schroeder

47 Ronin
Keanu Reeves is a samurai warrior fighting supernatural forces in this twist on the ancient Japanese tale.
"...47 Ronin is one of the great tales of Japanese history. Two lords are in a power struggle at..."

Dec. 27, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie
Would that you could activate a "Dark Clown" card on this bewildering anime import.
"...the latest evangelical picture or another of those ghastly Japanese cross-marketing hydras like Pokémon. And that’s how I came..."

Aug. 20, 2004 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Quentin Tarantino goes into overdrive with this story about the bride who was left for dead on her wedding day and seeks revenge against them that done her wrong.
"...brothers’ Hong Kong chopsocky free-for-alls and part tribute to Japanese yakuza fighter Sonny Chiba (who has a small but..."

Oct. 10, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...Originally created in 1989, this offbeat collection of animated Japanese shorts is a strange hybrid: two separate and distinct..."

Aug. 13, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Ghost of a Smile: Stories
"...its lair. For the stylistic polar opposite, see traditional Japanese fiction, which will perhaps, if you're lucky, raise one..."

April 13, 2001 Books Review by Katherine Catmull

Wing Commander
"...opens with a lovingly rendered CGI shot of the Japanese bombing the American fleet at Pearl Harbor back to..."

March 12, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

This is the original and uncut version of the 1954 Japanese monster picture.
"...Godzilla’s unmistakable roar. And why not? It’s taken a half a century for Toho Studios and Honda’s official Japanese..."

July 23, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
"...JAD FAIR & JASON WILLETT: Does half of Half Japanese equal 1/4 Japanese? No telling, but..."

March 16, 2001 Music Feature

Yakuza Apocalypse
Japan’s nuttiest filmmaker Takashi Miike strikes again
" comes to weird-ass, bat-shit crazy showstoppers, there’s prolific Japanese auteur Takashi Miike and very few others. Miike has..."

Oct. 9, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Half Japanese
"...Half JapaneseSpiros Amphitheater, Friday, March 14..."

March 21, 2008 Music Review by Audra Schroeder

Franco-Japanese anime spoofs rap culture clumsily
"...This Japanese/French co-production, based in the indie comic by writer-director Guillaume..."

Nov. 2, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Astro Boy
This American-bred Astro Boy remains true to the heart and soul of the Japanese original but lacks its raw animation and emotions.
"...Directed by: David Bowers. Osamu Tezuka's pioneering Japanese manga and animé series about the coolest robot kid..."

Oct. 23, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Jad & Nao
"...Jad & NaoHalf Monster (Misc. Music)..."

April 11, 2008 Music Review by Audra Schroeder

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
Animated Japanese sequel about the legendary bounty hunter.
"...right to the bloody heart of what's great about Japanese animation: shockingly beautiful images nested inside an entertaining storyline,..."

Nov. 30, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Pacific Rim Uprising
Robots vs. monsters sequel is pure scrap.
"...This sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s kickass paean to Japanese monster vs. robot movies, like Gigantor and Godzilla vs...."

March 23, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Your Name
This body-swapping anime is a stunner
"...strand of red ribbon delicately threads through the time-bending Japanese anime romance Your Name, first as a band encircling..."

April 7, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Prime Considerations
Chronicle Food writer Rebecca Chastenet de Géry on why 1,000 head of Japenese Wagyu cattle are thriving in Central Texas.
"...Kobe beef, the Japanese red meat delicacy from the city of the same..."

Nov. 16, 2001 Food Feature by Rebecca Chastenet dé Gery

Half Japanese
Acts Playing South by Southwest
"...Half JapaneseHello (Alternative Tentacles) Starting off with sweet, melodic opener..."

March 16, 2001 Music Review by Ken Lieck

Welcome Back, Mr. Mcdonald
" press time. The American title of this 1997 Japanese film, Rajio no jikan, makes this comedy sound like..."

April 7, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Home of Our Own
"...for herself and her family. She persuades the friendly Japanese-American farmer (Oh) to sell her the land in return..."

Nov. 12, 1993 Movie Review by Louis Black

DVD Watch: My Neighbor Totoro
Hayao Miyazaki's sweet and monstrous classic arrives on Blu-ray
"...When Japanese animation icon Hayao Miyazaki moved in next door to..."

May 21, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter ... and Spring
A Buddhist monk, viewed from childhood to old age, becomes a vehicle for exploring the journey of the soul in this cinematically rich Korean film.
"...orchestral score and several chants), and through the second half of the film, there’s little interaction among the characters..."

May 21, 2004 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Dancing About Architecture
Jump on It skips a beat but keeps on keepin' on; Solid Gold 40 gives up the ghost.
"...the latter of which is still scheduled for a Japanese tour this fall. Spidey was also recently phoned by..."

Aug. 4, 2000 Music Column by Ken Lieck

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