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Masato Sakai in “Key of Life”
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Review: ‘Key of Life’

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Delightfully droll and fondly indulgent of its screwy protags, Nipponese helmer-scribe Kenji Uchida's "Key of Life" depicts what happens when a struggling actor and a hitman usurp each others'…

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Review: ‘The Cremator’

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Another Asian film on undertakers following "Departures," "Make Up" and "Weight," "The Cremator" is slow to stir from its narrative coma and stiff perfs, before igniting a flicker of warmth via its…

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Review: ‘Thermae Romae’

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All roads lead to a bathtub in this cheekily entertaining manga adaptation, a time-travel fantasy in which a Roman architect from 128 AD saves the empire by tapping into Nipponese ablution habits.

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