The Bean Whisperer (Film Review: “Sweet Bean”)

Sweet Bean is a gentle film that lingers on the senses. It’s like biting into the Japanese pastry at the heart of the story and realizing that what may at first taste too sugary is in fact deliciously, soulfully comforting. Continue Reading →


I Dress Dead People

Departures (Okuribito) was directed by Yōjirō Takita and stars Masahiro Motoki and Tsutomu Yamazaki. It won the 2009 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and the Japan Academy Prize for Picture of the Year. SnapShot Plot … Continue Reading →