Diary of a Shinjuku Thief (1968) Review

“Nagisa Oshima created an extremely impressive and impactful associative narrative mix about that existence of the female subject and her mysterious enjoyment as such, a subjectivity and enjoyment that is, in light of a patriarchal societal system, highly problematic.”

River’s Edge (2018) review

“A rather ambitious project that succeeds in evoking the complexity of adolescence in a crude, unflattering and straightforward way.”

Meeting with directors: Takuya Fukushima

Introduction Thursday, I had the honour to attend a screening of Modern Love (English review/Japanese review) in Shinjuku’s K’s Cinema in the presence of the director Takuya and some of the crew-members – a guy responsible for the production design and a female make-up artist.

Outrage Coda (2017) review

“So while (the narrative) doesn’t reach the level of its predecessors, it is still a worthy conclusion of this trilogy full of pessimism and nihilism.”

映画監督との話し合い: Takeuchi Yosuke [日本語]

“しかし彼らと接すれば接するほど、障害というものが個性の一部だと思うようになってくるような気がします。なぜならば、彼らから大きな力を得ることがとても多いからです。”