Take Over Zone (2019) [Camera Japan 2020]

While Yamasaki’s message is clear, the delivery of his positive message of empowerment would have more gripping and emotionally powerful for the spectator if the sound-design were on point.

The Hardness of Avocado (2019) review [Camera Japan 2020]

Jo Masaya’s anti-romantic narrative does not only show the spectator the need for the subject to question their own subjective position, but also the importance to take the other serious at the level of his/her subjectivity.

The Other Home (2018) review [Camera Japan 2020]

Nishikawa shows, in a heartwarming way, that while there is a need to identify ourselves somewhat with the ideal image of our significant other, such identification should not be at the expense of our subjective position.

Astral Abnormal Suzuki-san (2019) review [Camera Japan Festival]

“While it is admirable that Daisuke Ono attempted to craft a narrative around an emotionally unstable subject – an emotionless subject that can turn hysterical in an instant, this project would have fared better if Daisuke Ono would have explored Rara’s subjectivity in a more structured and deeper way.”