Yamato (California) 2016 review

“A moving and motivational piece that beautifully reveals (…) the importance of assuming a place to speak and thus a place within society. (…) Without a doubt, (…) the best Japanese movie of 2016.”

[Short movie time] Arcadia (2018)

“While not all is perfect, it is still a very moving account, full of subtlety, of an encounter between two human beings. In other words, a short movie worth seeing.”

[Short movie time] Crying Bitch (2017)

“Reiki Tsuno proves his talent by composing an extremely enjoyable narrative blend of horror, crazy dark humour, and human psychology that truly is able to captivates audiences. “

The Albino’s Trees (2016) Review

“With nature as as a lingering presence of beauty throughout the narrative, Kaneko’s subtle narrative twist turns the narrative into a subtle deeper meditation for more Omoiyari no aru.”

Modern Love (2017) review

“A great narrative (…) that proves Takuya Fukushima’s talent to craft refreshing narratives and to compose beautiful imagery.”

Tokyo Vampire Hotel (2017) review

“Sion Sono’s poetry questions enjoyment and its function within contemporary Japanese society with ultra-violent precision. This is, in other words, Sion Sono at its finest.” 

Mukuro Trilogy (2015) review

“The narratives do underline Katsumi Sasaki’s potential to become one of the best directors of the genre.”

A story of Yonosuke (2013) review

A magnificent and unforgettable encounter with Yonosuke and with the importance of the encounter and the worth of being subject this experience underlines.

Tatara Samurai (2016) review

“Those who are able to visually scrutinize the (…) detailed historical narrative space will (…) enjoy the narrative’s atmosphere and appreciate the pacifistic message about tradition and craftsmanship that this atmospheric narrative formulates.”

Visualized hearts (2016) review

  “Igarashi Akiko does prove herself to be a new fresh voice in the Japanese sci-fi genre and a director to watch.” Introduction From 2012 onward, the Osaka Asian Film Festival has provided a platform named ‘The Indie Forum’ where spectators can see the projects of new and upcoming talent. This year, amazing indies like…

House (1977) Review

“One of the most creative and figurative ghost narratives ever made, that also turns out to be one of the most pure and disturbing confrontations with the uncanny (…). A classic that will long linger in one’s mind.”