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Short Take: I Wish

Review: I Wish

Two elementary school brothers living in southern Japan are forced to live in different cities due to the estrangement of their parents.
The estrangement of two brothers
By GERALD PEARY  |  May 25, 2012
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Review: Everybody's Fine

You'll be forgiven if you mistake Robert De Niro's face for Robert Young's next to Kate Beckinsale's, Drew Barrymore's, and Sam Rockwell's on the poster for Kirk ( Waking Ned Devine ) Jones's remake of Stanno tutti bene .
It's . . . fine, we guess
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 11, 2009
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Review: 35 Shots of Rum

Most American filmmakers would focus on the multicultural aspect of 35 Shots of Rum — Claire Denis takes it for granted that her characters are immigrants and doesn’t turn her film into a political discussion.
Claire Denis's film goes down smooth, but with a subtle kick
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 30, 2009
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French disconnections

Last year's Boston French Film Festival featured Claude Chabrol's A Girl Cut in Two , and that, combined with this year's Chris Marker retrospective at the Harvard Film Archive and Agnès Varda's fine new The Beaches of Agnès , made it seem almost plau
The new-wavers at the French Film Festival
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 03, 2009

Alive and well

The seventh annual Independent Film Festival of Boston
The seventh annual Independent Film Festival of Boston
By  |  April 17, 2009
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Review: Still Walking

By now, it's a bit of a cliché to compare the work of Hirokazu Koreeda to the masterful films of Yasujiro Ozu — something of which I've certainly been guilty.
Delightful
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 17, 2009


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In the realm of Oshima

The HFA looks back at the bad boy of Japanese cinema
The HFA looks back at the bad boy of Japanese cinema
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 02, 2008
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The anti-Ozu

You can draw the time line of the Japanese new wave in scores of different ways.
Shohei Imamura at the HFA
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  November 27, 2007
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For kids of all ages

In this spineless age of ours, what more rueful sight than a child maneuvering his/her cowed parents to some insulting CGI movie?
Ty Burr, plus Jean-Claude Brisseau
By GERALD PEARY  |  March 14, 2007
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Separate souls

If you were lucky enough to have experienced “Visions from the South: Korean Cinema 1960–2005” a couple of years back, then you’re already aware of some of the world-class auteurs hailing from Northeast Asia.
Korean gender distinctions at the MFA
By BRETT MICHEL  |  January 23, 2007
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Fissionable material

The Iranian masters upon whom we’ve come to depend seem for the moment to be indulging in their global fame.
Gauging the new wave at the Festival of Films from Iran
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  November 10, 2006