Takashi Miike on First Love

Takashi Miike’s latest feature First Love concerns amateur boxer Leo (Masataka Kubota) and call girl Monica (Sakurako Konishi) who accidentally get mixed up in a drugs scheme involving the yakuza, the Chinese mafia, and a […]

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on Sep, 24 · in Features

Melancholic (Japan, 2018)

Melancholic follows Kazuhiko (Yoji Minagawa), a young man who graduated from the prestigious Tokyo University, but who has been content with just getting by. Still living with his parents, Kazuhiko takes a part time job […]

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on Sep, 14 · in Reviews

The Viper’s Hex (Australia, 2018)

The Viper’s Hex tells the story of Kiyo (Saya Minami), a prostitute who gets romantically involved with Anchin (Kenji Shimada), a young man from Australia who is on holiday in Japan with friends. Anchin breaks […]

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on Sep, 02 · in Reviews

The Journalist (Japan, 2019) [JAPAN CUTS 2019]

Directed by Michihito Fujii and based on a book by Isoko Mochizuki, The Journalist stars Shim Eun-Kyung as Erika Yoshioka, a reporter for a Tokyo Newspaper, and the daughter of an esteemed freelance journalist. Erika […]

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on Jul, 27 · in Reviews

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