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Japan Cuts 2014 Roundup 3

Japan Cuts Roundup: The Devil's Path, The Pinkie, and Greatful Dead


No clever amalgamation this time...
Jul 18
It's been a little while since my last one of these, and I'm sorry about that. But I haven't actually died or anything, and there's still more to come! With just three days left in the festival (tonight included), some of the... read
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Japan Cuts 2014 Roundup 2

Japan Cuts Roundup: The Mole Song's Snow White Murder Case


Social media's kind of the worst
Jul 11
Japan Cuts has officially begun. Last night, the festival kicked off with the latest Takashi Miike film to hit our shores, The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji, and then Sion Sono's Why Don't You Play in Hell, which I've alr... read
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Plus NYAFF stragglers R100 and Fuku-chan of FukuFuku Flats
Tomorrow marks the official start of the 2014 Japan Cuts film festival, which means today starts our official roundup series. We're kicking things off with two of the biggest films to play at the festival, Sion Sono's brillia... read feature

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Japan Cuts 2014

Three cheers for the 2014 Japan Cuts Film Festival!


The best reason to live in New York City returns
Jul 07
Hello everyone! Welcome to the third annual announcement of the Japan Cuts film festival by a Flixist writer. For those who don't know, Japan Cuts is the biggest Japan-focused festival in North America, and it has returned wi... read
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Automatic contest entries, discounts, responsive mobile site, and new video shows
We here at ModernMethod are rolling out a membership program across all four sites called HUGE. The program is meant to be a game-changer for the entire network, allowing us to bring you better content than you've ever seen b... read feature

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It's over...
We've reached the end of the road. Above is a video of Hubert and me on the final day of the festival talking about what we saw, what we thought, and whatever else. The actually conversation was about nine minutes longer, bu... read feature

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Japan Cuts 2013

Japan Cuts Roundup: Fly with the Golden Castle of Goodbye


Home stretch!
Jul 25
And here we are, folks: the last roundup of the 2013 Japan Cuts film festival. There are three more films we wanted to tell you about before tomorrow comes. What's tomorrow? Well, our final recap/awards post, of course! ... read
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Japan Cut 2013

Japan Cuts Roundup: It's Me, Bad Forest!


We're in the home stretch
Jul 23
So Japan Cuts has officially ended, but that doesn't mean we're done writing about it. We've still got a few more reviews to do and our massive roundup coming this Friday (a scaled down version of which will be posted here). ... read
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But Rurouni Kenshin is sooo good
A Woman and War is one of the worst things I have ever seen in my entire life. It is unfathomably bad and has the dubious honor of being the first thing to get a score below 10/100 on Flixist. It's sickening, truly repul... read feature

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Japan Cuts 2013

Japan Cuts Roundup: Thermae Kirishima Romae


Featuring the Citizen Kane of time travel Roman bath house movies
Jul 14
The first weekend of Japan Cuts continues with a long day of movies that run the gamut from adaptations of beloved manga/anime to the aforementioned Citizen Kane of time travel Roman bath house movies. It's certainly going to... read
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Japan Cuts 2013

Japan Cuts Roundup: A Story of Dreams for Helter Skelter


Jul 12
Unlike the New York Asian Film Festival, Japan Cuts is relatively quiet during the week. There are never more than two films in a day, and oftentimes there's only one. On the weekends, though, they make up for it with three o... read
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Japan Cuts 2013

Japan Cuts Film Festival 2013 kicks off in NYC this week


Jul 08
Heya, remember me? Probably not, but that's okay. I write for Japanator's film-obsessed sister site Flixist, and for the second year running, we will be bringing our coverage of the Japan Cuts film festival over here so can g... read
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It's Ghibli Week at Flixist, and go watch Arrietty!


Feb 17
Just in case you didn't know, we've got a great sister site over at Flixist, blogging up all your movies. And guess what, Studio Ghibli makes a lot of movies! To celebrate that and the US release of Arrietty, they've been wri... read
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[Japanator and our good buddies at Flixist have collaborated together to branch out and bring you reviews of the great, weird, and sometimes terrible examples of Japan cinema through the streaming site JapanFlix. Catch both o... read feature

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NYAFF 11: A quick recap, in case you missed it


Jul 20
Alec Kubas-Meyer over at Sister Site Flixist covered New York Asian Film Festival over the course of two weeks, providing lots of great news, reviews and highlights throughout the event. If you're interested in this sort of t... read
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Flixist is live, mankind is saved!


Oct 20
You like movies, right? I mean, sure, there's always the classics of Japanese cinema like Rashomon and Stray Dog, along with the anime classics Ghost in the Shell and Grave of the Fireflies.Well, you're in luck, because our l... read






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