Cure (1997) Review

“The pulsating revelation that every subject hides a destructive drive and violent desire is the true scandal of the narrative.”   

Before We Vanish (2017) review

“Another outstanding achievement; (…) a subdued and at times funny exploration of humanity that subtly shifts into a moving meditation of that irrational little thing called love.”

Top 10 Japanese movies 2017

In short, Japanese cinema provided something for everyone – and through many of these cinematographical products a window on contemporary Japanese society was offered. Of course not all movies made this year are a must-see. So with our top 10, we aim to give a personal advice on which movies one should see.

映画監督との話し合い: Tanaka Jun

First of all, thanks to Jun Tanaka to have taken the time to answer my questions. The interview was conducted bilingually and the English translation of the interview will be published in the coming week. The decision to publish the Japanese version has a simple reason; the signifiers he uses are his own. As such…

Creepy (2016) Review

“Kurosawa’s masterful formal approach to cinematography shows vividly that creepiness lurks at the surface of society (…) So yes, Creepy lives up to its name, as a masterpiece. And yes, you will think twice about getting cozy with your neighbours”.

Bamy (2017) Review

“Bamy is a fresh and compelling narrative, […] framing the unsettling unheimlich so sensible on the silver screen. […] we can’t wait till Tanaka’s cinematographical style comes into full bloom.”