Top 12 Japanese films of 2021

Which films impressed us? Which films should you put on your to-watch-list? Find out in our list of best Japanese films of this year.

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.”

The Gun (2018) review

A great narrative from a thematical perspective – exploring, with clarity, the impact of a phallic object on male subjective functioning, that is stylistically unable to turn Take’s thematical exploration into a truly powerful experience.