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Sontag's choices are subjective and selective

Her worthy slate of Japanese films plays favorites

By Ty Burr
Globe Staff / December 31, 2004

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Given the great wave of movies pouring out of Asia at the moment -- Hong Kong action/art films, Chinese social dramas, the Korean film renaissance, the work of animator Hayao Miyazaki -- it may seem perverse to look back to a time when Japan was the Pacific Rim's sole exporter of challenging cinema. But the period from the late 1940s ... (Full article: 1110 words)

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