“A stylish exploration of the cruel call for destruction that structures the perverse criminal field.”
Tag: Takumi Saito
Shin-Ultraman (2022) review [Fantasia Film Festival]
Higuchi and Anno deliver an impressive love letter to their childhood, yet their devoted love, which is sensible in every aspect of the narrative, might not be able reach those who do not call themselves fans.
Tapestry (2020) review
“Yes, Zeze delivers a rather straightforward romance narrative with Tapestry, but, in contrast to many other Japanese romance films, he succeeds to genuinely move the spectator.”
Last Of The Wolves (2021) review
“Kazuya Shiraishi delivers, with his sequel, another amazing and highly entertaining yakuza/police thriller.”
Wotakoi: love is hard for Otaku (2020) review [Fantasia 2020]
Fukada offers plenty of comical moments, a myriad of pleasing musical sequences, and endearing romantic segments but fails to deliver the emotional powerful moment the narrative needed.
Fukushima 50 (2020) review [Japan Cuts 2020]
“An effective warning against further relying on nuclear energy alone to power the country.”
Diner (2019) review
“A very entertaining narrative dealing with the birth of desire and exploring the importance of assuming a symbolic place from where one can desire and speak.”
Blank13 (2017) Review [Japannual 2018]
A narrative that succeeds in sensibly highlighting the often forgotten importance of the funeral as symbolic event and the possibility to appreciate the human being beyond his failure as symbolic father.
Good-bye Silence (2018) review
“While Ugana understands the power of cinematography and brings interesting ideas on the table, he has not yet found the way to bring his vision in a way that touches the spectator.”