A pleasant horror short-narrative that showcases Miyahara’s talent.
Shugo Fujii proves that he is the master of indie-thrillers.
“A political satire that will not fail to please audiences, but lacks the thematical punch to make a statement that will long linger in the spectator’s mind.”
Yoshida’s narrative hits all the right emotional notes for the audience and that its message will long linger in the spectator’s mind.
Machiko Ono and Yuki Katayama breathe extra-ordinary life and realism into the pain, the hopes, the white lies, the tears, the smiles, and the anger of contemporary female subjects subjected to a phallically-structured societal system. Highly recommended.
“A fabulous narrative that offers a satisfying exploration of the tragedy of phallic ambition and the destructive potential of desire.”
“The effective interaction between his fluid composition, the great narrative structure, and the thematical exploration of trauma and perverse fantasies ensures that the film hits all the right notes and more.”
“A splendid narrative that dares to explore how problematic mothers can be for their children.”
An amazing socially-engaged piece of cinema that beautifully sketches out how problematic the enjoyment of the societal Other can be.
”While not perfect by any means, Igashi still delivers an enjoyable romance narrative.”
With his narrative, Kaneko gracefully invites the spectator to question whether he has not forgotten the subjective importance of forging inter-subjective bonds.
Yanakaya succeeds in visually engaging the spectator and deliver a narrative that will leave audiences satisfied.
“A great narrative that elegantly and gently exploits non-verbal communication to deliver a touching tale of subjective struggle.”
“Amane does not only blend horror and eroticism fluidly together, but does so to deliver a satisfying critique of how social media eventually becomes a tool for male subjects to chase their phallic fantasy.”
“Suzuki’s narrative offers an excellent critique of the exploitative dimensions of the phallic patriarchal society.”