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Rising Sun
"...Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Mako, Stan Shaw and Tia Carrere. Ironically, Japanophile Kaufman, assigned to Michael Crichton's xenophobic Rising Sun, decided..."

Aug. 6, 1993 Movie Review by Louis Black

Okoge
"...Takehiro Murata, Takeo Nakahara and Masayuki Shionoya. As this Japanese movie opens, Sayoko (Shimizu) and her friend spread out..."

July 30, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III
"...time our teenage mutants time-travel back to 17th century Japan. Why? Because it's there? Because they're ninjas? Because it's..."

March 26, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Black Lizard
"...If nothing else, Fukasaku's Black Lizard (originally released in Japan in 1968, but deemed too outrageous for American tastes..."

Feb. 21, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Third Murder
Japanese legal procedural puts the justice system on trial
"...of Hirokazu Kore-eda's questioning of law and order in Japan. In the legal system he portrays, the underlying drive..."

Aug. 17, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

R100
Drafthouse Films is distributing this Japanese S&M mindwarp. You could do far worse for midnight-date movie fare.
"...pain is surreal comedy and a meditation on modern-day Japanese mores in Matsumoto’s lash ’n’ laugh leatherfest. As Drafthouse..."

Jan. 23, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Godzilla
These monsters have more audience appeal than their human co-stars – which is good and bad.
"...This Hollywood monster epic manages to honor the creature’s Japanese Atomic Age origin story and obliterate the memory of..."

May 16, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Cutie and the Boxer
The 40-year marriage of two visual artists is explored in this documentary.
"...the couple’s struggles. Ushio was a successful artist in Japan before emigrating to New York in 1969, where his..."

Aug. 30, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

DVD Watch: When Horror Came to Shochiku
Criterion box set restores a lost corner of J-horror
"...13th films. That was kind of what happened when Japan's Shochiku studio produced a handful of shocking, daring and..."

Dec. 18, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Temple Stone
Japanese psych warlords Ghost won't be as illusive as their name suggests after Saturday's show at Mohawk
"...Darkness permeates the converted warehouse on Japan's Yokohama Bay, thickening the intrigue and confusion. The members..."

May 15, 2009 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Nobody Knows
Nobody Knows is the rare film that successfully tells its tale of childhood from the children’s point of view, forgoing easy sensationalism and poignancy for naturalism and honesty.
"...of childhood from the children’s point of view. The Japanese director’s film is a gemlike work whose facets gleam..."

April 8, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Visitor Q
"...Truer words, my friends, have rarely been spoken. Miike, Japan's answer to Al Goldstein on a vicious PCP bender,..."

May 24, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Women's World Cup: Early Headlines
"...improbably... • Asia ascendant. China got a win late; Japan got a tie in the 94th minute; North Korea..."

Sept. 12, 2007 Sports Post by Nick Barbaro

Women's World Cup Schedule and Groups
"...Group A Germany England Japan Argentina..."

Aug. 29, 2007 Sports Post by Nick Barbaro

Rising Sun Roster
Japan nite IX
"...From 1997's inaugural "Japan Nite" onward, SXSW has provided a fruitful conduit for..."

Feb. 25, 2005 Music Feature by Greg Beets

The Farewell
Awkwafina is the heart of this loving story of families, belonging, and lies
"...(Lin), and uncle Haibin (Jiang), who now lives in Japan, reunite the full family for the first time in..."

July 19, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Ramen Heads
What's cooking in the world's greatest ramen shops?
"...Somebody Feed Phil, Ugly Delicious, all on Netflix). The Japanese-language Ramen Heads spoons out a little bit of everything..."

April 13, 2018 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Blade of the Immortal
More blood-splattered samurai action from the Japanese master
"...more since filming this), Takashi Miike returns to Edo-era Japan for the first time since 2012’s sedate drama Hara-Kiri:..."

Dec. 1, 2017 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Pink Elephant Puts Black LGBTQ Artists Center Stage
Austin's queer hip-hop fest returns for year two
"...weekend to celebrate LGBTQ and POC artists. Founded by Japan aka Rashaud Hill – creator of rap group QURE..."

March 31, 2017 Qmmunity Post by Courtney Naquin

Silence
Two missionaries in feudal Japan are tested
"...Set in 17th century Japan, the film takes place during the feudal shogunate era..."

Jan. 6, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Our Little Sister
Siblings bond in this charming Japanese film
"...grew up in the picturesque seaside town of Kamakura, Japan, travel a long distance to their estranged father’s funeral,..."

Sept. 9, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Boy and the Beast
Japanese anime film is a fully immersive experience
"...A huge success in Japan, this thrilling, if overlong, epic from director Mamoru Hosoda..."

March 4, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Only Yesterday
Animated Japanese film about a woman reflecting on her childhood
"...Originally released in Japan in 1991 only to end up on our shores..."

Feb. 26, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Forest
Supernatural thriller is set in Japan's Aokigahara Forest
"...premise. A young American woman, Sara (Dormer), travels to Japan to search for her missing twin sister, Jess, who..."

Jan. 15, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Tale of Princess Kaguya
Stunningly beautiful, Studio Ghibli's latest animated film is a real work of art.
"...Stunningly beautiful, the latest animated film from Japan’s Studio Ghibli is a real work of art. The..."

Oct. 31, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Wolverine
With perma-snarl intact, Hugh Jackman is back as the Wolverine hunts new prey in Japan.
"...the Line), The Wolverine takes place mostly in modern-day Japan, where Logan reconnects with a former soldier he shielded..."

July 26, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Bellflower
Hellaciously original, this low-budget, post-apocalyptic film looks like no other in recent memory.
"...As I write this, London is burning, Japan is irradiated, and Rick Perry is on the verge..."

Aug. 12, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Summer Wars
Charming anime about families, social media, and summer love
"...awards and drawing immediate comparisons to the work of Japan's longtime king of animation, Hayao Miyazaki (My Neighbor Totoro),..."

Jan. 7, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Cove
This marvelously made agitprop documentary exposes the dark secrets that underpin the world’s dolphin mania.
"...focus of Psihoyos’ film is the town of Taiji, Japan, an old whaling town that turned exclusively to the..."

Aug. 7, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Academy Award-Nominated Animated Shorts 2009
The Academy gets animated.
"...“Pieces of Love: Vol. 1” (by Kunio Kato of Japan). It tells the story of a solitary man building..."

Feb. 13, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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