New Neighbour (2013) review

“A pleasant narrative that underlines, in more ways than one, the fact that sexuality can be very problematic for a (female) subject.”

Make-Believers (2021) review

“Kenjo McCurtain mixes the right elements into a musical romantic cocktail that is both heartfelt and deeply satisfying.”

A New Wind Blows (2021) review [OAFF 2021]

A great film that shows that the madness of the male subject is often function of a woman, of a woman that unknowingly puts the by a man assumed phallic position of being desired radically into question.

Ozu (2021) review [OAFF 2021]

“A finely composed narrative that succeeds in revealing that various themes of Ozu’s narrative have not yet lost their relevance for the contemporary spectator.”

Sexual Drive (2021) [IFFR 2021]

An amazing and unconventional narrative that not only explores the eroticism of the oral drive in an enticing and visually pleasing way, but also succeeds to touch, in a lighthearted way, upon the complexity of sexual desire as such.

Short Movie Time: The Report (2020) [JFFH 2020]

Fukushima’s latest might lack the depth some other short films have, this does not stop his Sci-fi romance music video from being a pleasant narrative that also succeeds in touching the spectator.

Stay (2018) review

A great indie romance film that underlines the very importance for subjects to establish inter-subjective (romantic) relationships.

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.