Reminiscing Kaiseki Thanksgiving in Japan

If you can believe Trump is [still] in office, you might believe anything (thus, “fake news”…). Welp, let’s avoid that ugly topic today. Part of coping (though unintended) was a trip last year to three main cities of Japan mid-November: to Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. Goodness gracious, if you have a passport and/or ever get Read More …

Kickoff Trailer Bash to the 90th Golden Night

Cinebuffs like me and [maybe?] you are elated it is finally officially the so-called “awards season,” past that typical summer blockbuster moment that, with few exceptions, is the lame excuse for Hollywood to continue wasting more money on endless sequels and remakes, all unnecessary. It is finally time again for their movies that can matter! Read More …

Up and Coming: Makoto Shinkai

If I absorbed any one thing during my trip last month to Japan, it was this: our culture can be so much better! Could become more punctual, clean, committed, for starters — their Shinkansen High Speed Rail is standout: “Children Who Chase Lost Voices” / “Journey to Agartha” (2011) http://imdb.com/title/tt1839494/ Not to get distracted! Onto Read More …