Good-bye Silence (2018) review

“While Ugana understands the power of cinematography and brings interesting ideas on the table, he has not yet found the way to bring his vision in a way that touches the spectator.”

Hanagatami (2017) Review

“As life is evoked as fleeting, moments of happiness quickly passing by, why invest in war, as peace is so much more beautiful and rewarding. This, and nothing else, is the powerful moving message of Hanagatami.”

Bad Poetry Tokyo (2018) Review

“A splendid debut full-length feature […] poignantly underlining the destructive effects of abuse on subjectivity as such.” 

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.”

The Tale Of Princess Kaguya (2013) review

“Just like Kaguya-Hime is a gift from heaven, this movie is a gift from Takahata and Studio Ghibli. All what is left for us to do, is to accept and take this gift, cradled in own palms, to our friends and family and share this phenomenal masterpiece.”

[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.”