In one of many moments of reflection from In This Corner of the World, Shuzaku explains to his wife, Suzu, “Our voice won’t reach those we never see.” A simple comment, but a profound one, and perhaps at the center of what keeps the characters in the film moving forward through unspeakable tragedy, and what… Read More The Healing We Bring Each Other “In This Corner of the World”
In Episode 3, Terror in Resonance (Zankyou no Terror) continues barrel forward, presenting a third bomb (and third riddle) in as many weeks. But action takes a backseat as director Shinichiro Watanabe spends much of the episode unfolding pasts and presenting some half-answers to building questions as the plot unfolds. Perhaps the most identifiable character… Read More Terror in Resonance, Episode 3: Unforgiven
Tadaima! Now that I’m almost over the jet lag, the summary version of my trip to Japan is that I had a great time, though naturally I discovered some things I’d do differently the next time. I felt very well prepared for the trip, and in general comfortable in this very foreign country. Believe it… Read More Nihon kara modottekimashita!