Colorless (2019) review

“An extraordinary film that offers a painful investigation of the ungraspable female element that forms a riddle for both man and woman alike.”

Resident of Alice (2021) review

“Sawa pleases the spectator with his elegant and, at times, poetic compositions, but also delivers a narrative with a satisfying psychological depth and a rich emotional texture.”

Underdog (2021) review

“Take’s film powerfully shows that the heroism of the art of boxing lies in the very subjective meaning that power the jabs, the hooks, and the uppercuts.”

Rurouni Kenshin: The Final (2021) review  

“Ohtomo’s does not only preserve the essence of Watsuki’s narrative but delivers this essence with necessary emotionality and adorns it with many breathtaking sword-fighting moments that neither a manga nor an anime can deliver.”

The Sun Does Not Move (2021) review

“A highly pleasant action spy thriller that will satisfy both those hungry for exciting action and those who love a dense narrative with twist and turns.”

Frantic (2021) review

“Fuji delivers his best movie yet and, quite possibly, the cult-film of the year.”

Spaghetti Code Love (2021) review [Japan Cuts 2021]

“Maruyama’s narrative speaks powerfully to the spectator’s subjectivity – his fears and hopes – and enables his evocation of a glimmer of hope that remains present in this dark depressive modern relational mess to positively impact his audience.”