Kirin Kiki

'I Wish'
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Review: 'I Wish'

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Returning to the worlds of family and childhood in a far sunnier vein than he did in 2004's lauded "Nobody Knows," eclectic, nearly fail-proof Nipponese helmer Hirokazu Kore-eda has come up with what…

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'Hanezu'
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Review: 'Hanezu'

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"Hanezu" works moderately well as an emotionally grisly account of a relationship's dissolution, but less so as an allegory of a nation grappling with its history and suffering terrible loss.

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Review: 'Pistol Opera'

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Still gonzo after all these years, Nippon cinema cult idol Seijun Suzuki's first film since 1995 is a loose sequel to his most famous pulp-maximalist endeavor "Branded to Kill" (1967), the B&W 'Scope…