Author - Richard Kuipers

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Film Review: ‘Swinging Safari’
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Tokyo Film Review: ‘Passage of Life’
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Tokyo Film Review: ‘Passage of Life’

Film Review: ‘Swinging Safari’

A cheerfully vulgar, consistently amusing and sometimes hilarious parody of life in a suburban Aussie cul-de-sac in the mid-1970s, “Swinging Safari” might just as easily have been titled “The Ice Storm Goes Berserk Down Under.” This partly autobiographical tale by writer-director Stephan Elliott (“The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”) misfires occasionally but rattles […]

Tokyo Film Review: ‘Passage of Life’

There’s barely a false note in “Passage of Life,” an outstanding social realist drama about a Burmese refugee family facing an uncertain future in Tokyo. Exceptionally well performed by a non-professional cast, and directed with remarkable maturity by 26-year-old (at the time of filming) Akio Fujimoto, “Passage” deservedly won the Asian Future competition at the […]

Tokyo Film Review: ‘Passage of Life’

There’s barely a false note in “Passage of Life,” an outstanding social realist drama about a Burmese refugee family facing an uncertain future in Tokyo. Exceptionally well performed by a non-professional cast, and directed with remarkable maturity by 26-year-old (at the time of filming) Akio Fujimoto, “Passage” deservedly won the Asian Future competition at the […]

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