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Belle review

Much like his 2009 film, Summer Wars, director Mamoru Hosoda’s latest effort offers an intriguing contrast between the real and virtual worlds. Seventeen-year-old protagonist Suzu Naito and her father live in the verdant spaces of ...

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Lupin III: The First (Blu-ray+DVD) review

Several times during Lupin III: The First’s succinct ninety-three minute running time, protagonist Arsène Lupin III warns against half-hearted thievery. Largely, that kind of complete commitment to craft has been heeded by the talent who ...

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Shadow review

For many directors, success can lead to stagnancy. All too often, accomplishment is followed by a push toward reiteration rather than any embrace of divergence. Conversely, failure can push artists to explore new ideas. Across ...

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