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Takakura Times Three

Takakura Times Three

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Feb 16th 2018

Through the action, drama and humor of more than 200 films, most originating in his native Japan with occasional international outings, the ruggedly handsome face, expressive eyes and stoic, slow-b

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Impressive Expresses

Impressive Expresses

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 7th 2017

On Friday, the lavishly appointed, star-adorned new movie adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express powers into movie theaters dressed to the nines with 65mm lensing and jazzed up

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The Road Trip from America to Japan

The Road Trip from America to Japan

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 19th 2017

A case of cross-cultural fertilization that resulted in memorable filmmaking, The Yellow Handkerchief (1977, aka Shiawase no kiiroi hankachi) made a deep impact on Japanese moviegoers when it opened

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A November to Remember

A November to Remember

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Aug 15th 2017

Twilight Time’s tremendous five-film November 1080p hi-def Blu-ray lineup is one for this small but sturdy label’s record books in diversity and geography: two fabled dramas set in Japan, two sweet

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July Preorders / Train Tripping

July Preorders / Train Tripping

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jul 5th 2017

Sex, violence, interracial romance and corn-fed song-and-dance Americana: that’s your crazy-quilt cocktail shaken and stirred by the mixmasters at Twilight Time for this month. Where else could you

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