Topics in Japanese Cinema
Prof Lippit is one of the greatest profs Ive had at UCLA. The cinema class was also very interesting. He covers a wide array of topics and opens you up to a new way of viewing films. His lectures are full of information. His exams are very fair and he prepares his students very well for them. He is always willing to help his students and always has his door open to you. Not only is he a great prof, but he is a great person. Everyone should take this class.
Summer 2020 - Professor Shima is the best lecturer I've met in UCLA. Interesting content, clear lecture, no crazy heavy workload, just write your weekly journal 300 words and one midterm and final paper. He also teaches stuff about Japanese manga, which is naturally more interesting than Japanese movies. TAKE IT.