The Albino’s Trees (2016) Review

“With nature as as a lingering presence of beauty throughout the narrative, Kaneko’s subtle narrative twist turns the narrative into a subtle deeper meditation for more Omoiyari no aru.”

Born under Crossed Stars (1965) Review

“A narrative with a moral message, that, depending on the situation you find yourself in, might still have a profound impact. If it doesn’t, the narrative still remains a noteworthy introduction to the legend of Seijun Suzuki. “

Modern Love (2017) review

“A great narrative (…) that proves Takuya Fukushima’s talent to craft refreshing narratives and to compose beautiful imagery.”

Meeting with directors: Eiji Uchida.

“When shooting in Tokyo, Uchida and his crew once bet on how long it would take for the yakuza to show up: one minute after they started shooting.” Introduction Yesterday, we had the chance to meet Eiji Uchida, the director of Greatful Dead (2013), Lowlife Love (2015), and Love and Other Cults (2017) at the Belgian…

Tokyo Vampire Hotel (2017) review

“Sion Sono’s poetry questions enjoyment and its function within contemporary Japanese society with ultra-violent precision. This is, in other words, Sion Sono at its finest.” 

Talks With Directors: Kenji Yamauchi

“This movie is a movie that shows theater as it is! The terrace is the only scene that will appear! What is that? Is it unacceptable? But if you watch it, it will be interesting!” Introduction Our next guest for Talks with directors is Kenji Yamauchi, director of Being Mitsuko (2011), her father my lover (2015) and, of course, At…

Talks with Directors: Tadashi Nagayama

“What I wanted my father to do then and, now that I have become a father myself, what I want to do if my child has problems is included in the movie.” Introduction With Journey of the Tortoise receiving a glaring review on this blog, we were very interested to sit down and have a…