First Love (2019) Review

“Takashi Miike’s latest beautifully underlines that the only kind of violence worthy of humanity is a violence born out of love.”

Samurai Marathon (2019) review

“A somewhat atypically packaged jidai-geki, that provides everything one should expect of a contemporary mainstream jidai-geki.”

And Your Bird Can Sing (2018) review

“By rendering the subjectivity of his protagonists as opaque as possible to the spectator, Miyake is able to successfully highlight the difficulties of realizing a subjective position.”

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.”