Articles tagged akira terao

7 Nov 2007 // 9:59 PM

Casshern

It's disappointing that Casshern is unable to take full advantage of its outstanding visual assets; the production design and special effects are top-notch, but the narrative feels illogical and convoluted.

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Part 4: Challenging Convention

As cinema went completely commercial, abandoning art for artifice, true aesthetic acumen was hard to come by. Luckily, for the movies included herein, it was their difference, as well as their diversity, that helped them stand out from the rest of the high concept hackwork.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Ran (1985/2000)

Kurosawa achieves an almost perfect fusion of storyteller and painter.

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Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

// Moving Pixels

"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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