bunraku

The word “bunraku” refers to form of Japanese puppet theater where the puppeteers, usually dressed in black, are visible on stage. “Bunraku” the film combines elements of classic samurai and cowboy films and sets it in a gunless future that feels more like an alternate past. The aesthetic feels both unique and familiar. While it [...]

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Movie Review: Bunraku

by George Hickman on September 30, 2010

in Print Reviews

The word “bunraku” refers to form of Japanese puppet theater where the puppeteers, usually dressed in black, are visible on stage. “Bunraku” the film combines elements of classic samurai and cowboy films and sets it in a gunless future that feels more like an alternate past. The aesthetic feels both unique and familiar. While it [...]

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Here is a link to my coverage of Day Three of Fantastic Fest 2010. I saw a total of four films on day four, including two sequels, a very odd and surprising studio film, and a stop-motion animation film that is probably the most family friendly thing I will see at this year’s fest. Ip [...]

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For a summary of Fantastic Fest 2010 Days 1 and 2, click here. Here are summaries and movie-review haikus for Days 3 and 4: Day 3 – Saturday, 9/25/10 The third day featured the presentation of a lifetime achievement award to director and fight choreographer of “The Matrix” and “Kill Bill,” Yuen Woo Ping. There [...]

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