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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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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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November Preorders / Team Spirit

November Preorders / Team Spirit

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Nov 1st 2017

Tender, funny and bracingly human stories that unfold in fabulous faraway places are the order of business for Twilight Time’s thrilling lineup. Three of them mark anniversaries this year. Turning

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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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