MIZUKI is infertile. Desperate for a child, she kidnaps a baby boy from the car of a couple who are screwing outside. Mizuki raises the boy and names him YOSHIKI. Eight years later, Mizuko ... See full summary »
(Japanese with English subtitles) Part revenge story, part existential meditation, Heaven's Story is 100% modern epic, gracefully threading together multiple suburban tales of lost souls seeking retribution and redemption.
Jackie Chan stars as the young warrior Hsu Yiu Fong. Hsu has been entrusted with the book of the "Art of the Snake and Crane," after the mysterious disappearance of the eight Shaolin ... See full summary »
Following World War II, a retired professor approaching his autumn years finds his quality of life drastically reduced in war-torn Tokyo. Denying despair, he pursues writing and celebrates his birthday with his adoring students.
Majime, an eccentric man in publishing company, who has unique ability of words, joins the team that will compile a new dictionary, 'The Great Passage.' In the eclectic team, he becomes ... See full summary »
raises a question of countries not being equipped, says the other reviewer? basic biology should teach us this... and that every breath is a miracle. it will never cease to amaze me(although it is unDOUBTedly one of the more clever mind mechanisms to prevent us from going crazy thinking about this sort of stuff aaaaaaaalllllllllllllll the time) that people don't realize how easily something such as an aids virus might mutate so that it can be spread through the air by droplet nuclei(a sneeze)... which just goes to prove that some education CAN be a dangerous thing. ;-) we're always just 'this/that close' to being wiped out en masse... maybe it's the ace up nature's sleeve just in case we get TOO destructive. although, re:me, it should've happened alREADY then... but please don't mistake this for a death wish on my part. too many good movies yet to be made...
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