Rob Schwartz

Rob Schwartz is the Asia Bureau Chief of Billboard magazine.

My Dad and Mr. Ito

“Both funny and searing, the film addresses issues of family and the plight of Japan’s aging, unwanted generation.”

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Someone’s Xylophone

84 year-old director and scriptwriter Yoichi Higashi has had a storied career, through which he has addressed oppressed peoples of Japan (like the burakamin, the former lowest caste) or issues of abuse in the country. Sadly the talented and accomplished auteur…

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A masterful minimalist film depicting one woman brutalized by the world and holding on the only way she knows how

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I Am a Hero

Managing to make a zombie movie touching, funny, emotional, and tense is no small feat, but Sato pulls it off

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