Posts Tagged ‘tokyo’

Rinko Kikuchi (Naoko), Kenichi Matsuyama (Watanabe), Kiko Mizuhara (Midori). Screenplay by Anh Hung Tran. Directed by Anh Hung Tran. Rating: 15. Running time: 133 minutes. Murakami’s coming of age novel dominated by prose detailing the thoughts of a wandering teenage boy has come to the big screen, and by necessity the thought-based book has been translated into a much quieter […]

Bill Murray (Bob Harris), Scarlett Johansson (Charlotte). Screenplay by Sofia Coppola. Directed by Sofia Coppola. Rating: 15. Running time: 104 minutes. I said it after seeing Somewhere, and I’ll say it again: Sofia Coppola is the most respectful of directors when it comes to communicating with her audience. The bludgeon to the head is most certainly […]

The title ‘Babel’ has biblical origins. It was the name of the tower built by the post-Flood people to glorify man, help reach the heavens and symbolise the power of humanity when unified in one location with a single language. God, so the story goes, disapproved. He destroyed the structure and scattered the population across […]