Tag: japanese cinema

IN THEATERS (SF) – “Shoplifters”

Shoplifters (2018; Dir.: Hirokazu Koreeda) GRADE: B+ By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, November 23, at the Landmark Embarcadero in San Francisco. When the domestic drama Shoplifters won the Palme d’Or last Summer at Cannes, right on the heels of a string of solid but same-y domestic dramas from Japanese filmmaker Koreeda (including Like Father, […]

IN THEATERS (SF) – “Lu Over the Wall”

Lu Over the Wall (2018; Dir.: Masaaki Yuasa) GRADE: C By Daniel Barnes *Opens Friday, May 11, at the Landmark Embarcadero in San Francisco and the Landmark California in Berkeley. This rare stinker from animation importer GKIDS offers echoes of Studio Ghibli classics like My Neighbor Totoro and Ponyo, but contains little […]

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