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10 great Japanese films of the 21st century from the BFI

I've only seen the most obvious of these, so I've got some watching to do. On a related note, here's '10 Provocative Japanese Films That Are Worth Your Time'. (Of that list, I wouldn't have included The Wind Rises as it's in no way provocative in and of itself; as I wrote in my review last year, if any criticism of its morality "was couched in any political presumptions on Miyazaki's part, it was ignorant of his long-standing love of all things flight" -- although I agree that "the film's pussyfooting around Japan's belligerence in the World War years is also difficult to ignore".) #link