Kenji Fujishima

 

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  • Like its spiritual forbear One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Paolo Virzì's Like Crazy uses a mental institution as pretext to investigate broader thematic concerns: femininity in a male-dominated world, class divisions, the...

  • 15 days ago | Film and TV

    There was never any doubt about the thoughtfulness with which Aziz Ansari, in the first season of his Netflix series, Master of None, addressed the kinds of societal divides — racial, cultural, generational, sexual — that most sitcoms either lack ...

  • In Ido Fluk's The Ticket, the miraculous restoration of one man's blindness becomes a metaphor for a destructive kind of all-American tunnel vision. If blindness taught James Harvey (Dan Stevens) humility, being able to see again quickly...

  • 10 months ago | Film Reviews

    In his latest family portrait, Our Little Sister, Hirokazu Kore-eda chronicles roughly a year in the life of the Koda clan — or what’s left of it. When, years ago, her father left for another woman and their mother subsequently abandoned the famil...

  • In his latest family portrait, Our Little Sister, Hirokazu Kore-eda chronicles roughly a year in the life of the Koda clan -- or what’s left of it. When, years ago, her father left for another woman and their mother abandoned the...

  • It'd be easy to criticize the didacticism of Hanna Weg's screenplay (adapted from Dalia Sofer's novel), the awkwardness of Adrien Brody and Salma Hayek-Pinault's lead performances (with Hayek-Pinault's attempt at an Iranian accent especially...

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