By elegantly using the kaiju Mothra, Honda warns the Japanese spectator of the destructive societal effects that the blind adoption of unrestricted capitalism and wild consumption can cause.
Godzilla (1954) review [The Godzilla Project]
A timeless classic monster movie.
Pulse (2001) review
“An extra-ordinary apocalyptic horror narrative that explores, in a refined way, the destructive impact of consumption – the pulsating attraction of injecting solitary enjoyment by engaging with gadgets and screens – on our subjective position and the fabric of bonds that surrounds us.”
Shin-Ultraman (2022) review [Fantasia Film Festival]
Higuchi and Anno deliver an impressive love letter to their childhood, yet their devoted love, which is sensible in every aspect of the narrative, might not be able reach those who do not call themselves fans.
One Day, You will reach the Sea (2022) review (22nd Nippon Connection)
A splendid experience whose themes of loss, failed encounters, and unresolved desires do not fail to touch the spectator deeply.
Short movie Time: Nowhere To Go But Everywhere (2022) [IFFR 2022]
“An incredible short that explores the subjective impact of the lack of materiality (i.e. bones) on the process of mourning in a very intimate way.”
Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001) review
“GMK’s main success lies in its ability to truly speak to the imagination of the spectator – something the recent Hollywood efforts have struggled to accomplish.”
Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999) review
Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris is, without a doubt, the best film of the Heisei Gamera trilogy.
Voices in The Wind (2020) review [Japan Cuts 2020]
“a slow but beautiful meditation on the necessity for the subject to utilize the signifier – i.e. to speak with others and to the Other – to start the process of subjectifying the loss/the real that derailed them.”
Fukushima 50 (2020) review [Japan Cuts 2020]
“An effective warning against further relying on nuclear energy alone to power the country.”