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Twisters Video Review by Edward Douglas

Check out more of CinemaDaily US’ video interviews on our YouTube channel Twisters: Daisy Edgar-Jones stars as Kate Carter, a former storm chaser haunted by a devastating encounter with a tornado during her college years who now studies storm patterns on screens safely in New York City. She is lured back to the open plains…

Japan Cuts: ‘Shunga: The Lost Japanese Erotica,’ Explores The Steamy Nipponic Art

The 2024 Japan Cuts line-up features an impressive documentary on the past, present and future of sexually explicit art prints known as shunga. Director Junko Hirata has been exceptionally meticulous in bringing together the human stories that mark this Nipponic art form, along with a chronicle of the preservation of these works and public display in…

Japan Cuts Animated Shorts: Bottle George & Nezumikozo Jirokichi

©Courtesy of Japan Cuts The compulsions of two hard-living characters reshape the worlds around them in their respective animated shorts. This produces artistic triumph in one case and family tragedy in the other. Yet, Anime fans will be duly impressed by both short films’ artistry and pedigrees. Despite their lengths, Bottle George, from Daisuke “Dice”…

Mafia Spies Video Review by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi

Check out more of CinemaDaily US’ video interviews on our YouTube channel Film Critic Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi  Works as film critic and journalist who covers stories about culture and sustainability. With a degree in Political Sciences, a Master’s in Screenwriting & Film Production, and studies at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, Chiara has…

Japan Cuts: ‘Blue Period,’ A Gossamery Teen Tale

The first thought that comes to mind with the term “Blue Period” is Picasso’s body of work that spans from 1901 to 1904, which had a prevalence use of blue-green shades. But the film that is part of Japan Cuts, called Blue Period, is not about the established Spanish painter of the 20th century. The movie…

Japan Cuts : Look Back is Brutally Poignant, But Emotionally Complex

Manga publishing is a ruthlessly numbers-driven business. Success is mostly dependent on sales and reader popularity polls. Nevertheless, it attracts artistic young people, who often keenly sensitive, somewhat neurotic, and even sometimes painfully shy. Those terms certainly describe either Ayumu Fujino or her middle school rival “Kyomoto the Truant.” Several apply to them both. Somehow,…

What is the True Horror of Longlegs?

©Courtesy of Neon Osgood Perkins has certainly made a name for himself in the world of ethereal horror. Son of the legendary Anthony Perkins (Norman Bates if you’re unfamiliar), Oz has released a set of high style horror pics since the mid 2010s. With his new film Longlegs, Perkins has entered a realm his films…

Japan Cuts: ‘Six Singing Women,’ An Ecological Cautionary Tale

Japan Cuts is now in its 17th edition and runs from July 10th until the 21st. The largest showcase of contemporary Japanese cinema in North America and annual highlight of New York’s cinema scene, keeps getting better. This year’s line-up includes Six Singing Women, which is the first feature film in over a decade from multi-hyphenate…

Fly Me to the Moon: Scarlett and Channing’s Chemistry Soars

©Courtesy of Focus Features Certain historical events leave such an significant impact on society’s trajectory that some people choose to believe they were faked to satisfy a political agenda. That immediately happened when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people to walk on the moon as part of NASA’s Apollo 11 mission 55…

‘Faye’ The Documentary That Captures Dunaway’s Charisma

HBO Documentary Films presents an engaging documentary about Hollywood’s living legend: Faye Dunaway. The Academy Award-winning actress and multi-decade movie star, recalls her professional successes and personal challenges connected to mental health. Laurent Bouzereau is the director of Faye. The experience of the French-American filmmaker in recounting on the silver screen the icons of the…

Japan Cuts: Between the White Key and the Black Key/ A Yin-Yang Experience Through Jazz

©Courtesy of Tokyo Theater Company Japan Cuts opens its 2024 edition at Japan Society with the North American Premiere and Opening Night Film Between the White Key and the Black Key, at the presence of director Masanori Tominaga. Between the White Key and the Black Key is an autobiographical essay by Hiroshi Minami, a leading Japanese jazz…