Fires on the Plain (Japan, 2014)

Fires on the Plain is an anti-war drama that follows Japanese soldier Tamura (Shinya Tsukamoto) who has been thrown out of his platoon due to illness and witnesses the destruction of the field hospital. Deciding […]

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on Oct, 17 · in Reviews

Tetsuo: The Iron Man (Japan, 1989) [NYAFF 2016]

Written and directed by Shinya Tsukamoto, Tetsuo: The Iron Man is a bizarre cyberpunk body horror classic. Filmed entirely in black and white and on 16mm, it stars Tsukamoto as the “Metal Fetishist”, a man […]

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on Jun, 25 · in Reviews

Apocalypse Child (Philippines, 2015) [NYAFF 2016]

Directed and co-written by Mario Cornejo (along with Monster Jimenez), Apocalypse Child is a character-driven drama that at its core is about the relationship between two young men. Ford (Sid Lucero) is someone who doesn’t […]

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The Light Shines Only There (Japan, 2014) [Japan Cuts 2015]

Based on the novel by Yasushi Sato, The Light Shines Only There stars Go Ayano as Tatsuo, a young man who spends his nights getting drunk and his days in a pachinko parlor after suffering […]

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on Jul, 19 · in Reviews

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