Category Archives: Japan

World Advent : Day 4

The Film: 悪い奴ほどよく眠る [The Bad Sleep Well] – (Japan) If you’ve read through Celluloid and Leftovers you can see that I am a huge Kurosawa fan. I’ve written about his collaborations with Toshiro Mifune which are some of my favorite foreign … Continue reading

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Perfect Foreign Films for Saint Valentine’s Day

COMEDY L’arnacoeur [Heartbreaker] – France Les émotifs anonymes [Romantics Anonymous] – France Eagle vs Shark – New Zealand White Wedding – South Africa Strictly Ballroom – Australia Hors de prix [Priceless] – France Love Actually – UK Bridget Jones’s Diary … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 19

The Film: Shall We Dance? [Shall we dansu?]  – Japan I hadn’t seen Shall We Dance in a few years but watching it again felt like visiting old friends. I heard the voice of the dance instructor Tamako Tamura and instantly … Continue reading

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Global Advent: Day 18

The Films: 6 from Toshirō Mifune & Akira Kurosawa I thought it was important to highlight two of my favorite people in foreign film. There are a few reasons they’re on the list but the strongest of those reasons is … Continue reading

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Adventures in Netflix II

More Adventures… I’ll start out with a series I only partially watched on TV but as Netflix recommended it to me, and I decided to write a review to warn others, I’m including it in this roundup. Downton Abbey Shallow … Continue reading

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Tokyo Godfathers

In 2007 it was Russia and Ukraine. 2008 was the year for India and Pakistan. 2009 brought a Dickensian Christmas. For 2010 Korea, China and Japan are the adopted countries. As I’ve been crafting decorations for my Tokyo-Pop Christmas, making … Continue reading

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