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On what was to be a nostalgic attempt to celebrate 30 years of complex but affectionate marriage, Brits Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan (never better) travel to Paris to revisit the scenes of their honeymoon. The trip reveals both their strong bond and some half-buried fissures. As movies about the gently aging go, you could view this as an antidote to fluff like The Best...

Sep 18, 2014 | No Comments | 82 views
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Eiga
Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends gets refreshingly in-your-face following the unfortunately expository first half of this two-part conclusion to the Kenshin story (see our first-part review here). When it’s not unfurling innovative one-on-one brawls, however, the film plummets directly into the Dragonball abyss of story stagnation. Makoto Shishio (Tatsuya Fujiwara) has assembled an army——and a massive ironclad battleship——to overthrow the new Meiji government. The only thing...

Sep 19, 2014 | One Comment | 269 views
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Cinematic Underground
After decades of being unavailable in any format because the negative was misplaced, the 1971 Australian thriller Wake in Fright (pictured) has been tracked down and remastered, and can even be seen on the big screen from September 27 at Cinema Qualite (3-37-12 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku; http://qualite.musashino-k.jp). The long-lost film starts with a school teacher arriving at an isolated outback town for a little R&R, but...

Sep 17, 2014 | No Comments | 110 views
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Movie News
The last time Metropolis caught up with Ryohei Suzuki, he was a presenter for Fox Japan variety shows. Now he’s the lead in a Japanese film, generating a good deal of buzz with two other features in the pipeline. Tokyo Tribe, based on a manga by Santa Inoue, is set in a near future where riots in Shibuya have led to the formation of rival...

By: Kevin Mcgue | Sep 17, 2014 | No Comments | 0 views

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