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No: The Movie is the Message

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As a Latin American, I sometimes feel there isn’t a really strong narrative around the politics of the region when it comes to art. In particular, I feel this is most strongly seen in the case of films. With such a rich regional history, It sometimes seems to me that there’s not enough material to watch.

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The Unexplainable Mark of a Master: A Review of Zatoichi (2003)

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Despite being released nearly two decades ago, Takeshi Kitano’s Zatoichi— a character who had previously inhabited 26 films and 100 TV episodes— still manages to feel fresh in 2021. For fans of Kitano, however, this should come as no surprise— given the comedian-turn-director’s reputation for bringing an ounce of nuance into every production.