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Pieces of Memory

Pieces of Memory

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 25th 2018

The obligation to remember, thereby enriching our present day through personalized representations of the past, informs much of master director Yôji Yamada’s filmography. The Little House (2014), wh

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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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Memories of Yamada

Memories of Yamada

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Sep 7th 2016

Movies are getting serious now – at least where year-end awards competitions are concerned – and as distinctive films of purpose and promise queue up to be screened at festivals and build up word o

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Yamada's Twilight Saga

Yamada's Twilight Saga

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 2nd 2015

Upon its opening in its native Japan this day 13 years ago, The Twilight Samurai (2002) was judged a high watermark for its director Yôji Yamada, who’d been making films for over 40 years but was l

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Some Big History Behind The Little House

Some Big History Behind The Little House

Posted by Twilight Time on Aug 7th 2015

This week marks a somber anniversary. Seventy years ago, atomic bombs were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, changing life in that country – and the world – forever and bring

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