Long Excuses (The Long Excuse) (2016)

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Writer-director Miwa Nishikawa's somber reflection on the strains of marriage and parenthood is punctuated with beautiful existential undertones.

Sep 21, 2016 | Full Review…
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Even resorting to some sentimentality, The Long Excuse reached me in the way it treats camaraderie, personal growth, and family ties with sagacious integrity.

Jul 26, 2017 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Masahiro Motoki makes it all a joy to watch, lending a complex touch of humanity to an unlikeable role that's more involving than it has presumably any right to be.

Dec 7, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Whether or not you believe he truly redeems himself -- I was of two minds until the end -- the film delivers a catharsis that is earned, not tacked onto an obligatory happy ending.

Oct 12, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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