Foreign-language films

Midnight Diner

Netflix has come out with a 10-episode season of Midnight Diner, which began as an award-winning manga, then a Japanese TV series and feature film. Like the filmAn this series is quiet, quirky, and offbeat…mixing food, of course, with characters a bit on the edge of Japanese society but entirely recognizable as classic Japanese characters. Tokyo is said to be not so much a big city as a collection of small villages

An (Sweet Bean)

“We were born into this world to see it and to listen to it.”

The Tale of Princess Kaguya

かぐや姫の物語 I was lucky to see this in the original Japanese-language version at the +Alamo Drafthouse.  From the info I could glean on the Internet about the limited release in other American cities, I was afraid it was going to be the dubbed version. So a big thanks to the +Alamo Drafthouse for showing it in the original language! Taken as a whole (story, visual, and graphics) I think Princess Kaguya is the