Noise (Japan, 2017)

Noise is the heartfelt debut feature film from Yusaku Matsumoto. It’s set in Akihabara, the district of Tokyo where anime, idol, and game culture meet. The story finds its origins in the 2008 Akihabara Massacre. […]

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on Dec, 22 · in Reviews

A Normal Life: Chronicle of a Sumo Wrestler (Japan, 2009)

When you think of sumo wrestling, you might think of two big men explosively launching themselves at each other as they try and quickly push their opponent out of the ring. This seemingly speedy spectacle […]

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on Nov, 22 · in Reviews

Dear Etranger (Japan, 2017) [Reel Asian 2017]

Dear Etranger is an intimate drama about one man trying to balance two families and be an ideal father at a time when others give him or are going through crises. Free from melodrama and […]

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on Nov, 06 · in Reviews

Getting Any? (Japan, 1995)

Takeshi Kitano the director and Beat Takeshi the performer meet together in a manic film about a young man’s increasingly desperate attempt to get laid which becomes a series of prurient slapstick sketches that push […]

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on Oct, 14 · in Reviews

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