Kenji Fujishima

 

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  • The end of an affair is the catalyst for the meta-movie game-playing in Albert Kodagolian's Somewhere Beautiful, the same way it was for Atom Egoyan's 1993 film Calendar, from which Kodagolian has drawn his inspiration. But whereas...

  • Udi Aloni doesn't shy away from his inspirations. His Middle Eastern rap drama Junction 48 is as much a star vehicle for Palestinian rapper Tamer Nafar as 8 Mile was for Eminem, and Aloni even goes so far as to borrow the basic...

  • Long celebrated but too often difficult to see, Anatahan, Josef von Sternberg's final film, re-emerges in a new 2K restoration from Kino Lorber — and what a strange and still-radical swan song it remains. Sternberg dramatizes a...

  • War on Everyone marks writer/director John Michael McDonagh's return to the black-comic cop genre intrigue of his debut feature, The Guard. If anything, Terry Monroe (Alexander Skarsgård) and Bob Bolaño (Michael...

  • The Ataxian documents the participation of Kyle Bryant — a biker diagnosed at 17 with the rare degenerative neuromuscular disease Friedreich’s ataxia — and three of his friends in the nine-day Race Across America in 2010. In addition to...

  • The premise of Stevie D -- think Dave set in the intersection of crime and showbiz in Los Angeles -- suggests a film with a lot more heat and velocity than the one first-time writer/director Chris Cordone ultimately delivers. In...

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