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REVIEW: A Letter To Momo

  • By Charles Solomon
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  • April 24, 2013 3:01 AM
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Hiroyuki Okiyura's latest directorial effort, A Letter to Momo, which has its Los Angeles premiere at the LA Children’s Film Festival on April 26 at 7:30 pm, is by turns, rude, funny, dramatic and touching.

REVIEW: Mamoru Hosoda's "Wolf Children"

  • By Charles Solomon
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  • April 22, 2013 6:00 AM
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Although very different in tone from his previous features, Wolf Children, which screens April 27 at the Los Angeles Children's Film Festival, further confirms Mamoru Hosoda as one of most interesting and original writer-directors currently working in Japan.

Trailer for "Kick Heart" by Masaaki Yuasa

  • By Jerry Beck
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  • April 21, 2013 1:38 PM
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Here's the teaser for an exciting new short film being directed by anime genius Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game).

In 'The New Kyoto Arc,' Rurouni Kenshin Grapples with Dilemma Unlike Any American Animated Hero

  • By Charles Solomon
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  • March 29, 2013 7:00 PM
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Although American kids have a reputation for being uninterested in history and geography, tens of thousands of follow the adventures of a samurai warrior-turned-pacifist as he travels from Tokyo to Kyoto in 19th century Japan.

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