Sakamoto’s latest film has such a irresistible charm that even those who normally shy away of action or comedy narratives will leave satisfied.
Ox-Head Village (2022) review
A solid horror-movie that pleasantly utilizes a sense mystery to engage the spectator and fluidly integrated unsettling imagery to put the spectator ill at ease and even scare him/her.
Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl (1998) review
A blast from start to finish (…) one of the best idiosyncratic romance narratives from the late nineties.
Trail Of Blood (1972) review
Ikehiro stylishly celebrates the Matatabi film of the past and offers the chanbara-enthusiast enough sword-fighting action to satisfy him/her.
Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965) review [The Godzilla Project]
A great narrative that is marred by budget and time-constraints.
Journey (2022) review [Skip-City International D-Cinema Festival]
Shogo offers an evocative and bleak experience that forces us to question the current state of our societal field.
Setagaya Game (2023) review
The Ohara Bros do not only offer the spectator a pleasant concatenation of kicks and punches, but also deliver a touching emotional pay-off.
Dream of Euglena (2019) review
A heart-warming exploration of the importance of finding a dream/desire to give’s one conduct and speech its socially constructive direction.
Short Movie time: Canary (2023) review
Taka Tsubota confirms his talent as director.
Short movie time: Norioka Workshop (2022) review
A great short film that illustrates the necessity as well as the inherent danger of the imaginary dimension in social interactions.
Kaito Ruby (1988) review
A highly satisfying rom-com about phallic stupidity and desire’s subjective impact.
Plan 75 (2022) review
Hayakawa hauntingly confronts the spectator with what would happen if the existence of the subject was radically reduced by the government to how much he/she financially contributes to the society.
Ghost in the Well (1957) review
Toshikazu Kono hits all the right emotional notes to deliver a satisfying tragic love story.
Distant Thunder (2022) review [Skip City International D-Cinema Festival]
A strangely mesmerizing sci-fi slice-of-life narrative
Little Nights, Little Love (2019) review
“A very enjoyable and heart-warming romance narrative.”