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Japan Cinema Now: Tatara Samurai, an epic tale of magical sword steel

The wildly popular performers of Japan’s Exile theatrical troupe are headlined in this gorgeously lensed new jidaigeki (period film) Tatara Samurai from Yoshinari Nishikori. The film has the look and epic sweep of the sumptuous cinematic feasts once served up by the major studios, despite its far smaller budget. That this independent production achieves such […]

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