Tora-san’s Runaway (Japan, 1970) [Japan Society]

The Otoko wa Tsurai yo (“It’s tough being a man”) series, colloquially known as the Tora-san series by its fans, is the longest running film series in Japan (by number of titles), and the longest […]

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on Nov, 05 · in Reviews

We Are Little Zombies (Japan, 2019) [Reel Asian 2019]

Four orphaned teens find solace in each other’s misery in Makoto Nagahisa’s adventurous debut feature We Are Little Zombies. Winner of the “Originality” award at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and a Crystal Bear Special […]

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on Nov, 01 · in Reviews

The Forest of Love (Japan, 2019)

Japanese auteur Sion Sono had his first taste of the streaming market in 2017 when his 8-episode miniseries, Tokyo Vampire Hotel, saw a worldwide premiere on Amazon Video – a fact that Amazon seemed to […]

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on Oct, 19 · in Reviews

The Fourth Wall (China, 2019)

In theatrical and cinematic terminology, “the fourth wall” represents the barrier between the imaginary world of fiction and the real world of the audience. In the era of postmodernism, it’s become painfully common to “break […]

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on Oct, 15 · in Reviews

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