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TAMPOPO

Anyone remember this scene in “Tampopo?” I always thought “Oyster Girl” was a teenager. Which of course made the subsequent face-licking sequence a little weird. Anyway on the Blu-ray I noticed for the first time some wet t-shirt aXXXtion as she w… Continue reading

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Boku wa Imouto ni Koi wo Suru

???????????????????????? (I’m In Love With My Younger Sister, 2007)Matsumoto Jun, Eikura Nana, Asano YukoDir: Ando Hiroshi So I leeched this movie on a lark, expecting a little salt and spice. Instead I got extended moments of scenery and cloudy skies and silence… Continue reading

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七人の侍

“Seven Samurai” was re-released on DVD by the “Criterion Collection” label last year. I have an old laserdisc copy but the laser rot sparklies have gotten to be pretty annoying. I have the original DVD release but read that the new version was cle… Continue reading

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Until The Lights Come Back (Daiteiden no Yoru ni, 2005)Toyokawa Etsushi, Usui Ken, Harada Tomoyo, Kikkawa KojiDir. Minamoto TakashiChristmas Eve… A former work comrade of mine now residing in Osaka said that in Japan the season is for couples. T… Continue reading

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Fantastipo

Fantastipo (2005)Domoto Tsuyoshi, Kokubun Taichi,Dir. Yabuuchi Shogo OK the world is a jumbled mess, and it’s a difficult process sorting things out as adolescence crosses over to an uncertain adulthood.So, what’s with all the disco balls?Seriousl… Continue reading

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