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DVD Review: Masaki Kobayashi Against the System

Criterion's latest Eclipse release, Masaki Kobayashi Against the System provides some valuable context for the director's better-known work. Read More »

DVD Review: The Ballad of Narayama (1958) – The Criterion Collection

Keisuke Kinoshita's experimental 1958 meditation on aging and dealing with the aged. Read More »

DVD Review: The Samurai Trilogy – The Crtierion Collection

Classic trilogy about the Japanese folk hero Musashi Miyamoto. Read More »

DVD Review: Three Outlaw Samurai – The Criterion Collection

Powerful Samurai film debut of the Japanese filmmaker Hideo Gosha. Read More »

Book Review: The Japan Journals: 1947-2004 by Donald Richie

About the most interesting, unflinchingly honest opening of the tightly turned lid of self you'll ever read. Read More »