If not for Hong Kong exploitation films, master movie plagiarist Quentin Tarantino would still be working at a video-rental store. If not for Bollywood, a billion fans of high-end motion pictures would be lost, unable, of course, to rely on Hollywood for anything exceeding schlock. Despite the staggering financial aspects, Asia has it all over the United States when it comes to cinema, providing one example of how the “global” concept is Ameri-centrist nonsense. We are not the world, just one planetary player. The Miami Beach Cinematheque shines the light on achievements in Japanese filmmaking all month with its pairing of works by the late master Shohei Imamura and current hotshot Takashi Miike, and on how directors in various parts of the world cinematized an American tragedy, with tonight's Miami... More >>>