Kenji Fujishima

 

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  • Although Past Life is based on real events, Avi Nesher's latest film plays unapologetically like melodrama -- a bit too much so at times. Its insistence that guilt-ridden Baruch Milch (Doron Tavory) can recite to his daughters, Sephi (Joy...

  • 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...

  • 7 months 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...

  • 1 year 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...

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