“An idea that seemed great on paper, but turned out to be a bad one once experienced on the silver screen. In truth, people are far better off playing the game.”
“One of the most pleasing musical experiences of recent years and one fine encouragement to people to find and do what they love.3
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.
“As limbs get scattered and blood flows, one comes to realize that there might be only one Japanese director who can compose these massacres with such stylish precision.”
“The very tangible framing of (…) [the] disturbing irrationality [of abuse] and the denial of justice this irrationality introduces is Sakamaki’s greatest triumph.”
“Miike might have saved ‘Ware No Tate’ from a complete disaster, his visual talent cannot hide the fundamental flaw of the narrative.”