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Daily Archives: July 30, 2015

The return of the documentary in this era has been nothing short of a cinematic renaissance. Long after the golden age of ‘cinema verite” seemed to have drawn its last breath, and the initial rise of the 1970s, the often banality of Reality TV seems to have inspired a whole new generation of documentarians to rise up and ask in… Read more »

30 July 2015 | Features, Film Lists

The history of modern Tokyo is to some extent a history of coping with catastrophe. Many, if not all, of the most famous Tokyo films seem haunted by some huge, destructive nightmare at the edges of the action. Even the quieter films that we’ve listed below are weighted down with an unshakeable historical awareness, be it of the bomb, natural disaster,… Read more »

30 July 2015 | Features, Film Lists