11 Japanese movies to watch in quarantine.

“With Covid-19 raging throughout the world, many people are ‘ordered’/asked by their governments to stay inside and socially distance themselves. To overcome this harsh time, we compiled a list of ten amazing and easily available Japanese movies to watch during these strange and difficult times. “

Talks with film-critics: Mark Schilling.

“We decided to sit down with him and interview him about the current state of the Japanese industry, how he became a film-critic, his style of reviewing and more.”

Meeting with directors: Eiji Uchida.

“When shooting in Tokyo, Uchida and his crew once bet on how long it would take for the yakuza to show up: one minute after they started shooting.” Introduction Yesterday, we had the chance to meet Eiji Uchida, the director of Greatful Dead (2013), Lowlife Love (2015), and Love and Other Cults (2017) at the Belgian…

Tokyo Vampire Hotel (2017) review

“Sion Sono’s poetry questions enjoyment and its function within contemporary Japanese society with ultra-violent precision. This is, in other words, Sion Sono at its finest.” 

Shinjuku Swan 2 (2017) review

The likability of Gou Ayano as Tatsuhiko still shines, turning the second part of Tatsuhiko’s narrative, despite being thematically different and not being refreshing at all, into an enjoyable narrative to experience.”

Shinjuku Swan (2015) review

“The likeability of Gou Ayano as Tatsuhiko and surprisingly dense narrative makes sure that Shinjuku Swan is better than your average manga-adaptation”

AntiPorno (2016) Review

“The cinematographical lyricism – poetics by movement and poetics by the signifier – (…) masterly isolates the problematic nature of male sexual enjoyment and the hypocrite situation of a male-dominant society professing freedom.”

Love and Peace (2015) [review]

“This romantic, musical, comedy mixed with some kaiju goodness is as absurd as it gets, but it hits all the right emotional notes.”

Japanese Movies to watch: trailer time (May) (Updated)

Hello, everybody. This is a new segment on the blog, that aims to inform people of upcoming Japanese movies. It may seem barebones as of now – only showing some trailers wthout much information, but expect this segment to come into full fruition the coming months. But without further ado, my personal selection of Japanese…