“Ishii’s narrative meanders a bit too much, but it luckily never outstays its welcome.”
Tag: Gakuryu ‘Sogo’ Ishii
Crazy Thunder Road (1980) review
“A nihilistic and wild exploration of the self-destructive nature of a relentless search for a dose of pleasure.”
Top 10 Japanese films of the decade. [2010-2019]
Find out which films we selected for our top ten Japanese films of the last decade (and also discover Onderhond’s second opinion).
On the Art and Relevance of Film Criticism: Discussion (part 1).
“Is the critic merely a marketing tool? Why is there a divide between film-loving audiences and the critics? Has the critic a problem with integrity?”
Recommended top 10: Takuya Fukushima [JP/Eng]
“Even now, on the occasion of guiding the performances of actors, I occasionally show this movie as prime reference.”
That’s It (2015) review
“An exquisite and highly entertaining marriage between Bloodthirsty Butchers’ punk music and Gakuryu Ishii’s crude and highly mobile cinematography (…) [that] touchingly [touches] upon a very delicate matter: the necessity of a symbolic place.”