Lesson of Evil (Japan, 2012)

A serial killer is posing as a teacher at a school, and is obsessed with observing his colleagues and students in their classes and extra-curricular activities. He is also obsessed with the song ‘Mack The […]

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on Sep, 06 · in Reviews

Behind the Camera (South Korea, 2013)

After helming a lavish period adaptation of Les Liasons Dangereuses in 2003 under the title Untold Scandal, director Lee Je-yong has moved on to comedic and contemporary stories set in South Korea. First came Dasepo […]

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on Aug, 12 · in Reviews

Confessions (Japan, 2010)

Tetsuya Nakashima is a director who has long been associated with a colourful and stylish mode of Japanese filmmaking, where slapstick comedy and bizarre visuals are fused with dramatic stories and themes. This has been […]

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on Jul, 17 · in Reviews

Godzilla (Japan, 1954)

I recently attended a conference in Lincoln, UK, where a fellow researcher presented a paper on the transnational influence of Japan’s most iconic monster. This began with the English dubbing and insertion of new footage shot […]

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on Jun, 11 · in Reviews

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