The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion (South Korea, 2018)

Contemporary South Korean action heroes are always comfortably nestled within the genre specific narrative of their film. Tied to whatever institutional politics and individual conspiracies demanded by the script, it is these frameworks that define […]

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on Aug, 19 · in Reviews

Fuel (Japan, 2019) [JAPAN CUTS 2020]

Robatayaki is a centuries old Japanese method of grilling fresh seafood, vegetables over irori, sunken charcoal hearths, originating in Kushiro prefecture on the Hokkaido islands. Even today Kushiro is home to many robatayaki restaurants that […]

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on Jul, 24 · in Reviews

Wolf’s Calling (Japan, 2019) [JAPAN CUTS 2020]

Retaliating against his arrest by Japanese police in April 2019 for a possession of a handgun, filmmaker Toshiaki Toyoda made a 16 minute near silent film, Wolf’s Calling. Finding the firearm to be a World […]

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on Jul, 14 · in Reviews

Book-Paper-Scissors (Japan, 2019) [Nippon Connection ONLINE]

Writer-director Nanako Hirose’s reputation precedes her as she began her career assisting renowned Japanese filmmakers Hirokazu Kore-eda and Miwa Nishikawa. Her directorial debut His Lost Name (2018) does indeed thematically belong to the world of Kore-eda’s and […]

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on Jun, 04 · in Reviews


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