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Jan 10, 2023

Kore-eda’s crime story ‘Broker’ is beautifully, heartbreakingly sad

At first glance, Broker appears to be a sinister crime story with an especially disturbing angle. In contemporary Busan, South Korea, two men are...
Dec 15, 2021

Freak Show—‘Nightmare Alley’ Shines

Nightmare Alley, starring Tyrone Power and directed by Edmund Goulding, was just about the darkest of film noirs when it was released in 1947....
Jun 11, 2020

In Focus: An introduction to Japanese cinema

Coming on the heels of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, here’s our primer for movie-crazy, pop-cultural adventurers looking for seldom-visited territories to...