“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.”
“Films deal, in essence, with the same fundamental question: How do one relates to oneself, the other, and the Other?”
“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).”
A deep and detailed exploration of the beginning of cinema in Japan.
“He had but one cause: to achieve world peace with the power of the cinematographical narrative.”
“Read our report of the Q&A with Takashi Miike and Masataka Kubota we attended and our introduction of the CinemAsia Film Festival. “
“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?”
“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.”
Learn about our upcoming projects.
“Find out our top 10 Japanese movies of 2019.”
Japanese language does not resemble Joyce’s language in Finnigan’s wake.
“A funny and very enjoyable visual experience, for adults as well as for children.”
To celebrate the end of this year and to whatever 2019 might bring, we happily release our top ten Japanese movies of 2018.
“The visual as aesthetic is as important for Tezka’s subjectivity as it was for his father’s subjectivity.”