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Ian Buruma

Ian Buruma
Ian Buruma's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): The New York Review of Books

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
88% Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985) If one cannot seriously address the sexuality of a man who was so obviously obsessed and driven by sex, then why bother making a film of his life at all?‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
83% Like Someone in Love (2013) Tokyo, the ultimate modern metropolis, with its neon-lit commercial graffiti and buildings that look like a pastiche of everywhere and nowhere, is perfect for Kiarostami's story of closeness between strangers.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
91% Beyond The Hills (2013) In lesser hands than Mungiu's, the film might have become a simple indictment of religious orthodoxy. . . The story told by [Director Cristian] Mungiu, one of the best contemporary directors in Europe, is more complicated, and interesting.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
94% Diplomacy (2014) The best way to look at his film is as a love story about Paris. One can differ about the interpretation of events presented in the movie. It is hard to disagree about the worthiness of his love.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
61% Generation War (2014) Apart from the bizarre coincidences (how often can five friends cross paths on a battlefield stretching all the way from Poland to the northeast of the Ukraine?), Generation War has other typical marks of TV melodrama.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
92% Mountains May Depart (Shan he gu ren) (2016) [Director Jia Zhangke] has an instinctive feel for China's shifting rural and urban landscape. . . He is superb at catching the changing moods of his country in poetic, frequently wordless, and often absurd images. ‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
83% Denial (2016) The weakness of the film lies in the two protagonists, despite some brilliant acting.‐ The New York Review of Books
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017