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Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles
Chinese film by veteran Zhang Yimou is a tale about good intentions and missed opportunities.
"...the beginning is. Known as the Clint Eastwood of Japan, Takakura's dominant performance deserves such comparison. It further stands..."

Oct. 13, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
Racing junkies would be better off browsing the many online drifting videos in which the camera doesn't cut and the people don't speak.
"...a racing enthusiast who joins his estranged father in Japan to dodge the numerous legal repercussions of his suburban..."

June 16, 2006 Movie Review by Brian Clark

The Grudge
New American version of haunted-house film follows the same tack as its Japanese predecessor, but is strangely neutered by its infusion of blond American actresses.
"...cast as his original, but also stays put in Japan and utilizes the same house and neighborhoods as its..."

Oct. 22, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Day After Tomorrow
A new Ice Age cometh
"...cyclones that smash Los Angeles, bowling ball-sized hail in Japan, and land-borne hurricanes across the globe that funnel in..."

May 28, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie
" Shinichiro Watanabe. Viewers who aren't familiar with this Japanese anime series (which is shown stateside on the Cartoon..."

April 4, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade
"...line between the natural and the man-made, calling a Japanese anime technically impressive is akin to saying Walt Disney..."

July 20, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Kurosawa uses Shakespeare's King Lear as a template, but in Ran Lear's three scheming daughters are sons, and the action is transposed to a mythic, dreamlike, feudal Japan. Like an adrenalized fever dream of ultimate power gone awry, Ran reveals Kurosawa's grasp of visual splendor at its most powerful.
" transposed and commingled amidst a mythic, dreamlike feudal Japan -- but the Bard's influence is heavy and obvious..."

Dec. 1, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dr. Akagi
"...small harbor island in the waning days of WWII-era Japan, opens with the good doctor reciting his father's philosophy..."

July 23, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...Kong action directors, it's time to move over to Japan, which is experiencing a sort of film renaissance of..."

April 24, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Gamera: Guardian of the Universe
"...Fujitani and Akira Onodera. After a lengthy, 26-year rest, Japan's other giant radioactive reptile is back, and none too..."

Sept. 12, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Madame Butterfly
"...who couldn't name 10 operas at gunpoint. In 19th-century Japan, the teenaged bride Cio-Cio-San (Ying), aka Butterfly, foolishly takes..."

Nov. 29, 1996 Movie Review by Russell Smith

The Mystery of Rampo
"...letter to the works of the famous and controversial Japanese author Edogawa Rampo, The Mystery of Rampo is an..."

Oct. 13, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

New Legend of Shaolin
"...glory on the big screen. Taking a page from Japan's Lone Wolf and Cub ultra-violent swordplay melodrama, as well..."

Sept. 23, 1994 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Savior of the Soul 'ninety-Two
"...age bracket (Some people might remember what happened to Japan's Toho Studios when they attempted a similar move with..."

Jan. 21, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Speed Racer Show
"...the best thing about this TV show. Created in Japan by comic-book artist Tatsuo Yoshia in 1967, it was..."

Oct. 29, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Solar Crisis
"...a guiding directorial impulse. This film, which originated in Japan, boasts of top-flight effects wizards and features an “A”-list..."

Dec. 4, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Mr. Baseball
"...workable gimmick in this age of reciprocal U.S.- and Japan-bashing, primed for some hard-edged humor, but Mr. Baseball barely..."

Oct. 9, 1992 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Aces: Iron Eagle III
"...good Nazis, bad Nazis, retired RAF pilots and ex-Imperial Japanese businessmen with dishonorable skeletons rattling away in their closets..."

June 19, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Hentaii Looks to Broaden the Idea of What People Can Do in Drag
From artistic lip-syncing to live sets and beyond
"...In America, it’s known as “anime porn,” in Japan, it translates to “pervert,” and in Austin, Hentaii is..."

July 25, 2019 Qmmunity Post by A. Micah Mills

10,000 Anime Strong Throng at Project A-Kon
Dallas hosts the longest-running anime convention in North America
" A-KonÕs eclectic mix of parties, games, concerts, and Japanese animation in a grand celebration of anime and sleep..."

June 18, 2009 Screens Post by Frederick Stanton

Tale of the Lion Tamer
Former WWE wrestler Chris Jericho's autobiography, released today, talks about the art that makes choreographed entertainment out of a sport.
"...of world-traveling independent pro-wrestlers, who learned their trade in Japan, Mexico, Europe, and Canada, before returning to the US..."

Oct. 25, 2007 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

From Tokyo to Austin
The Japanese argument for the TPP and bullet trains
"...A discussion with Japanese diplomats will inevitably turn to the shinkansen, the island..."

Aug. 15, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Sticking it to the Fat, Lazy Americans
International Acts at SXSW
"...CORNELIUS (Tokyo, Japan): While Japan's banking industry teeters on the edge of..."

March 13, 1998 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

SXSW’s Big Third List
YFN Lucci, Wyclef Jean, Ought, and 572 more
"...Anna Takeuchi (Kyoto, Japan)..."

Jan. 10, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

SXSW Music: Mega Third List
L7, the Cult, Loretta Lynn and 556 more added to the Fest
"...the globe, including Mexico (female-fronted garage punks Le Butcherettes), Japan (buzzy rapper KOHH), and the little known north African..."

Jan. 12, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

The Pink Elephant (Radio) in the Room
Local LGBTQ advocates bring queer hip-hop to the radio and SXSW
"...According to Japan and YellaStud, co-hosts of Austin's new Pink Elephant Radio..."

March 15, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Mikaila Rushing

SXSW 2013 Round Two: More Bands Announced
Big year for Bogota bands with a heavy playlist from Colombia
" the usual international mix, with visitors from Mexico, Japan (yay Japan Nite!), 10 bands from Colombia, Ghana, Mali,..."

Dec. 5, 2012 Music Post by Richard Whittaker

2019 Women’s World Cup: Everything You Need to Know
Group breakdown, game schedule, new rules, and more
"...D: England (3), Japan (7), *Scotland (20), Argentina (37)..."

June 4, 2019 Sports Post by Nick Barbaro

SXSW Band Invites, Part II
Only 112 days remaining until the Music conference begins
"...Bo Ningen (Tokyo, Japan)..."

Nov. 19, 2013 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

WWC: Previewing the Group Stage Finales
Four more days of group stage games climax with U.S.-Sweden on Thursday
"...already in: USA, France, England, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Japan, and Canada. You’ll notice a heavy European flavor there,..."

June 16, 2019 Sports Post by Nick Barbaro

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