“It is, in other words, the moral plight/responsibility of psychoanalysis to urge subjects to think themselves from the sexual lack that marks their being and confront them with the sexual non-relation; ‘I’ll n’y a pas de rapport sexual.”
Understanding ‘Cuties’ from a psychoanalytical perspective
“Even though I stated above that Amy’s identification with the hypersexualized image of femininity needs to be understood as a refusal, I think that it is even more correct to understand her behaviour as an acting-out directed to the Islamic Other.”
On my style of reviewing
“Films deal, in essence, with the same fundamental question: How do one relates to oneself, the other, and the Other?”
Japan Cuts 2020: Our recommendations.
“We introduce our recommendations for this year’s Japan Cuts, including Labyrinth of Cinema (2019), Murders of Oiso (2019), Extro (2020), Roar (2019), and Shell and Joint (2019).”
From hero to violator: An introduction to pre-war Jidai-geki cinema. (Part 1)
A deep and detailed exploration of the beginning of cinema in Japan.
Atom-bombs and world peace: Obayashi Nobuhiko (1938-2020).
“He had but one cause: to achieve world peace with the power of the cinematographical narrative.”
Japanese News Flashes: Takashi Miike, Masataka Kubota, and Cinemasia Film Festival.
“Read our report of the Q&A with Takashi Miike and Masataka Kubota we attended and our introduction of the CinemAsia Film Festival. “
On the Art and Relevance of Film Criticism: Discussion (part 1).
“Is the critic merely a marketing tool? Why is there a divide between film-loving audiences and the critics? Has the critic a problem with integrity?”
On the Art and Relevance of Film Criticism: The statements.
“In this introductory article, we both present our own personal statement on the current state of film-criticism. These statements will form the basis for a comprehensive discussion on the art and relevance of film criticism.”
Psychocinematography’s mission for 2020
Learn about our upcoming projects.
Top 10 Japanese Movies 2019.
“Find out our top 10 Japanese movies of 2019.”
The Japanese subject and the unconscious (part 1).
Japanese language does not resemble Joyce’s language in Finnigan’s wake.
Birthday Wonderland (2019) Review [Fantasia Film Festival]
“A funny and very enjoyable visual experience, for adults as well as for children.”
Top 10 Japanese movies of 2018
To celebrate the end of this year and to whatever 2019 might bring, we happily release our top ten Japanese movies of 2018.
Special Report: meeting with Macoto Tezka.
“The visual as aesthetic is as important for Tezka’s subjectivity as it was for his father’s subjectivity.”