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Articles by Lindsay Wong

Review: Netflix’s “Record of Youth” Highlights Millennial Struggles in the Fashion Industry

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Park Bo-gum and Park So-dam star in a drama that eschews K-drama romance clichés, instead highlighting the frustrations of millennials

Review: Action-Packed “Labyrinth of Cinema” Conveys A Strong Anti-War Message

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Nobuhiko Obayashi's last film "Labyrinth of Cinema" challenges viewers to reject militarism and advocates for pacifism.

Review: “The Shaman Sorceress” Explores Clashes Between Competing Faiths

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Based on a 1936 short story, "The Shaman Sorceress" portrays how Westernization and modernization affected a Korean village through their shaman.

Review: “Sacrifice” Offers Airy Take On Japanese Cults And National Traumas

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Taku Tsuboi’s directorial debut “Sacrifice” blends philosophical musings about the Tohoku Earthquake and Aum Shinrikyo with cat killings—but falls short of meaningful commentary.

Review: What “A Silent Voice” Can Tell Us About Ableism and Tolerance in Japan

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Kyoto Animation's 2016 hit anime movie "A Silent Voice" deftly tackles controversial social issues in Japan.

 
 
 

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