A highly satisfying experience that delivers suspense as well as good dose of touching emotionality.
Tag: Masatoshi Nagase
Just Remembering (2022) review [22nd Nippon Connection]
An experience that will stir the spectator’s unconscious and affect his heart.
They Say Nothing Stays the Same (2019) review [22nd Nippon Connection]
An exquisitely shot meditation about the impact change has on society and subjectivity.
A Madder Red (2021) review [Nippon Connection 2022]
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.
Punk Samurai Slash Down (2018) review
“Ishii’s narrative meanders a bit too much, but it luckily never outstays its welcome.”
Talking The Pictures (2019) review [Japan Cuts 2021]
“Masayuki’s celebration of cinematic history deeply satisfies the spectator’s desire to see cinema as an experience that can touch our being and the art of the benshi triumph.”
Bolt (2020) review [Nippon Connection 2021]
“A great narrative by Kaizo Hayashi that explores, via the structure fiction, the truth of three different affects – responsibility, guilt, and sadness through loss – during and in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster.”
Hotel Iris (2021) review [Osaka Asian Film Festival]
“An artfully composed erotic narrative that plays with the well-known psychoanalytic fact that the relational past of subjects impacts the possibility and appearance of sexual attraction between a man and a woman.”
Malu (2020) review [33th Tokyo International Film Festival]
With ‘Malu’, Edmund Yeo proves that he is a master visual poet of the mundane and of the ‘cruel’.
Love’s Twisting Path (2019) Review
“Nakajima’s movie delivers everything that one expects from an jidai-geki narrative.”
Red Snow (2019) review [Camera Japan Festival 2019]
“Those (spectators) that give the narrative a chance will become captivated by its moving evocation of the tension between speech and truth.”
We Are Little Zombies (2019) Review
“Nagahisa has earned himself the honour to be considered as one of the most promising directors of Japan today.”