Umibe no Etranger, First impressions and light review- a gay man’s struggles against society, family and self.

WARNING: May contain some spoilers as I discuss the context of my points. Subtle yet in your face, but never overbearing, Umibe Etranger deals with very real issues that most gay men face as they battle against society and self-acceptance. Shun and Mio is a classic lover affair hindered and struggling not just by society but against family and even one's self. But before we go…

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The Duality of Light and Dark- a Symbolism in Given Movie- Ugetsu’s Darkness and Haruki’s Light

It strikes you right from the get go. Haruki always had this ray of sunshine behind him. Warm, golden, bright. Ugetsu on the other hand, had a backdrop of steel, gray and washed out blue. In a lot of occasions, we meet or are introduced to him when it's raining. It's not just the color and the theme either. The location of their homes are loudly…

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