Red Post on Escher Street (2020)

Sion Sono does not only offer an eloquent celebration of the beauty of the crazy little thing called desire, but also delivers a truly powerful encouragement for the contemporary subject to unshackle himself from the societal or psychological imposed restrictions and fight for his/her desire.

Mother (2020) review

In a languid but highly transparent way, Ohmori confronts the spectator with the subjective and interpersonal ravage the insatiable desire for love and the need for a proof of the other’s love eventually causes.

Voices in The Wind (2020) review [Japan Cuts 2020]

“A slow but beautiful meditation on the necessity for the subject to utilize the signifier and speak with others and to the Other in order for start the process of subjectify the loss/the real that has derailed them.”

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.

One Missed Call (2003) Review

Miike’s horror-narrative provides all the thrills, and tropes for that matter, fans of J-horror have come to expect from the genre.

Daughters (2020) review [Japannual 2020]

With his simple, gentle, and authentic exploration of how a pregnancy rewrites one’s current and future life, Tsuda proves that one does not need a complex narrative or a profound thematic depth to touch the spectator.

Sakura (2020) review [Japannual 2020]

“A great narrative that does not only show that family happiness is but a semblance – behind the smiles hides pain and sadness – but also the very fact that the subject can only grasp his present subjective state by narrativizing (and, in many cases idealize) his past.”

Miyamoto (2019) review [Japannual 2020]

“A gripping and surprisingly moving exploration of how one sometimes needs to perform an act in the real in order to be able to reestablish one’s subject in an imaginary position and reaffirm the symbolic inter-subjective commitment one has made.”