Sukeban Deka: The Movie (Japan, 1987)

When considering Japanese film, the 1980s often get overlooked. Kurosawa did Ran (1985), and there’s Imamura Shohei’s Black Rain (1989), but what else is there to compare with the greats of the other decades? What ...

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on Feb, 16 · in Reviews

Sukeban Deka The Movie 2: Counter-Attack of the Kazama Sisters (Japan, 1988)

I’ve recently discovered that I love the Japanese 1980s, and for completely different reasons than I love my own 1980s, which is based largely on nostalgia. From where I’m standing, on the outside looking in, ...

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on Feb, 16 · in Reviews

My 2012 in Review: Adam D

This year I moved to Japan from Korea. I’m still teaching English, but I’m now in a country that I have much more of an attachment to. I’m particularly thrilled with the area where I ...

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on Jan, 01 · in Features
In the Realm of the Senses (Japan, 1976)

In the Realm of the Senses (Japan, 1976)

Is it or isn’t it? It’s almost not even worth having this argument anymore. Oshima Nagisa’s controversial 1976 film, In the Realm of the Senses, has sparked plenty of debate in its many years of ...

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on Jul, 20 · in Reviews

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