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‘Perfect Days’: The beauty of simplicity and routine

In 1985, Wim Wenders released the documentary “Tokyo-Ga.” set in the eponymous city, Tokyo,  and inspired by the films of Yasjiro Ozu. For all...

Did ‘Oppenheimer’ need to be more than it was?

Propelled by the Barbenheimer internet phenomenon, Christopher Nolan’s unique brand as a director and an enormous A-List cast, “Oppenheimer” became one of the most...

Radar Replay: A reflection on the 70th anniversary of Yasujirō Ozu’s...

Throughout the history of cinema, a selective canon of “classics” has slowly been curated through the opinions of film lovers and critics alike. Western...

Radar Replay: A reflection on Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s ‘A City Of Sadness’

In 1989, Taiwanese auteur Hou Hsiao-Hsien told the story of a family in the small coastal town of Jiufen. Without context, the film appears...

Japan can not release Fukushima’s contaminated nuclear water into the ocean

In 2011, Japan experienced a 9.0 earthquake off its coast, which triggered a tsunami. The tsunami caused extensive damage, including one major accident that...

Highlander Hot Take: Rui Hachimura will take home Rookie of the...

Rui Hachimura made history when he was selected ninth overall by the Washington Wizards in the 2019 NBA draft. Hachimura was the first Japanese...

Highlander World Cup Preview: Japan

The 2018 World Cup in Russia began on June 14th, and some of the participating teams have yet to play a match. However, that’s...

Reza Aslan talks about religion in America and his CNN show,...

When most people speak about UCR, there are normally three talking points they focus on. The first is normally about our acclaimed campus diversity....

“Lit” Pick of the week: “Goodnight Punpun Vol. 1” by Inio...

Radar is committed to all forms of art and entertainment and as such, will pick one book as a reading recommendation every week. This...

“The Forest” Is A Disappointment

“The Forest”: Another example of a horror movie with a great premise ruined by stupid horror movie cliches that now permeate modern horror cinema. Casting...