Festivals and Filmmakers

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More recommended titles from Japan Cuts and NYAFF 2010...
Confessions has been a huge hit in Japan since it was released a month ago and last night it enjoyed a sold-out U.S. premiere at Japan Cuts/NYAFF, but does it really deserve all the hype…?
Ninja facing off against reptilian E.T.’s, Death Note’s Kenichi Matsuyama in a disturbing new role, the director of Kamikaze Girls returning with a blockbuster revenge thriller, and an expectations-defying adaptation of the Kengo Hanazawa manga Boys on the Run—all this and more at what has arguably become North America’s premiere showcase for Japanese film… 
Just when you thought horror might be forgetting how to, well, horrify audiences, along comes a movie that restores your faith in the genre’s ability to shock and disturb even its most jaded fans...
With the release of their first DVD, Nightmare House vol. 1, just around the corner at San Diego Comic-Con, it seemed like a good time to catch up with the reigning kings of Web horror…
Capsule reviews of the Sundance hit and sci-fi masterpiece The Clone Returns Home, the wild Indian comedy/Western Quick Gun Murugan, the explosive Korean gangster drama Breathless, and more… 
Capsule reviews of Sion Sono’s Be Sure to Share, Takeshi Kitano’s Achilles and the Tortoise, the wonderful meta-gangster flick The Magic Hour, the bizarre Crime or Punishment?!?, and the sci-fi punk rock odyssey Fish Story

From the man behind the outrageousness of Tokyo Gore Police and The Machine Girl comes this crazed response to both Twilight and Let the Right One In, a film that consistently overwhelms the viewer in its sheer dementia…
These unconventional films show off the talents of some "rising stars" in Korea—both directors and actors...
A manga saga gets a true epic treatment on the big screen, but is it worthy of fans’ expectations or is it just one more example of a mediocre live-action manga adaptation…?
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