Articles tagged ken watanabe

‘The Sea of Trees’ Can’t See the Woods for the Heavy-Handed Metaphors

This fairy tale mediation on guilt and redemption belabors its themes to the point of silliness.

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Japanese star had his doubts on Eastwood’s ‘Iwo Jima’

Ken Watanabe was wary and unsure when he first heard news that Clint Eastwood wanted to make Letters From Iwo Jima. A companion piece to

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Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

Poetic and pained, Letters from Iwo Jima is a war movie about loss and, almost worse, the anticipation of loss.

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Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

The fact of Sayuri's stunning blue eyes only underlines the film's refusal to engage with the hardships geishas endure as a matter of course. She is 'special', she is treasured, she is property.

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4 Dec 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Last Samurai (2003)

It's a grand vehicle, with horses, martial arts, and vast armies, not to mention Tom Cruise's shiny shoulder-length hair flowing just right.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: Highbrow, Middle Brow, and Lowbrow in Free-to-Play Gaming

// Moving Pixels

"From the charmingly trashy to the more artistically inclined, there is a wide variety of gaming options in the free-to-play market.

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