All articles by Ren Scateni

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Maborosi at 25: The enigmatic calm of Hirokazu Koreeda’s debut

Recently released on Blu-ray for the first time, the debut fiction feature of future Shoplifters director Hirokazu Koreeda looks like a perfect beginning for the modern Japanese master, encapsulating his quiet minimalism and abiding themes of family and loss.

By Ren Scateni

Maborosi at 25: The enigmatic calm of Hirokazu Koreeda’s debut
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50 key anime films

By Nick Bradshaw, Darren Ashmore and others

50 key anime films
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What to look out for in the online Glasgow Short Film Festival 2020

By Ren Scateni

What to look out for in the online Glasgow Short Film Festival 2020
Where to begin

Where to begin with Nobuhiko Obayashi

By Ren Scateni

Where to begin with Nobuhiko Obayashi
In partnership with JNTO

Women make anime

By Ren Scateni

Women make anime
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The best Japanese film of every year – from 1925 to now

By Alejandra Armendáriz-Hernández, Kambole Campbell and others

The best Japanese film of every year – from 1925 to now
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How Portrait of a Lady on Fire celebrates the female gaze

By Ren Scateni

How Portrait of a Lady on Fire celebrates the female gaze