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'Red Colored Elegy' Is a Most Un-manga Manga Classic

Seiichi Hayashi renders struggles through sometimes obscure, but always evocative imagery in Red Colored Elegy.

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'Norwegian Wood' Is Pretty Onscreen, But Puzzling

Haruki Murakami's Norwegian Wood has been referred to as the "Japanese Catcher in the Rye", but J. D. Salinger said that his book was not actable and he would never sell the rights to Hollywood. Maybe Murakami should have listened to Salinger.

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'Map of the Sounds of Tokyo': Pretty to Look At

Stunning cinematography can't make up for a wholly unconvincing plot in Isabel Coixet's Map of the Sounds of Tokyo

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Leos Carax, Michel Gondry, and Bong Joon Ho's Tôkyô (Blu-ray)

Some consider Leos Carax, Michel Gondry, and Bong Joon Ho's Tôkyô a callous critical evaluation. In truth, it's a luxuriant love letter.

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Leos Carax, Michel Gondry, and Bong Joon Ho's Tôkyô!

Taken together, the three movies in Leos Carax, Michel Gondry, and Bong Joon Ho's Tôkyô! create a frightful, smart, and lingering impression.

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Survival of the Fittest: The Hard Country of John Anderson

Anderson is a distinctive country music artist whose ample, if intermittent, hits have not given him the hallowed stature or name recognition of many of his contemporaries.

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Guitar: Tokyo

How did such a lovely-sounding experiment turn into rudimentary trip-hop with fancy guitars?

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