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Daily Archives: May 1, 2016

The ninja or shinobi are a group that are universally known and yet still shrouded in mystery, due to the myth building that has surrounded them much like that of Robin Hood and his band of thieves [1]. Ninja first started to appear in Japan around the 15th century out of necessity because people needed someone to perform clandestine activities,… Read more »

01 May 2016 | Features, Film Lists

Japan has been one of the leading pioneers of cinema since the silent age. Throughout this century of filmmaking, Japan has produced, not only some of the greatest films of all time, but some of the most influential and visionary directors to ever make movies. Along with early filmmakers from around the world, Japanese auteurs helped develop the narrative, visual… Read more »

01 May 2016 | Features, People Lists

“Jacques Demy’s movies are soaringly lyrical and romantic, but they always have extremely sharp edges and undertones – often bittersweet, sometimes just bitter. The effect is stunning: Between the colour and the music, every place and every object seem to vibrate with emotion.” – Martin Scorsese   I will wait for you Living in the Pacific Northwest like I do,… Read more »

01 May 2016 | Features, Reviews