Fatal Frame (Japan, 2014)

The live-action Japanese adaptation of Fatal Frame has been eagerly awaited by J-Horror fans and followers of this classic survival horror franchise alike. This is not Paul W.S. Anderson’s Resident Evil (2002), however. Even in […]

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on Jul, 28 · in Reviews

Salute! Sun Yat-Sen (Taiwan, 2014)

A high school heist comedy with a sly political undercurrent, Salute! Sun Yet-Sen is a playful piece of entertainment from writer-director Yee Chih-yen, who made an impression on the arthouse circuit with his tender youth romance […]

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on Jul, 25 · in Reviews

The Yellow Sea (South Korea, 2010)

The Yellow Sea begins in Yanji, the capital city of the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture in Northeast China. This region is home to an estimated 800,000 Joseon-jok (Chinese citizens of Korean descent), who constitute one […]

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on Jul, 22 · in Reviews

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

Belladonna of Sadness (Japan, 1973) [JAPAN CUTS 2015]

Directed by Eiichi Yamamoto (who also co-wrote the script with Yoshiyuki Fukuda), Belladonna of Sadness is an animated feature based on the 1862 novel The Sorceress by Jules Michelet, which was a novelization of a […]

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on Jul, 18 · 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

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