Kako: My Sullen Past (Japan, 2016) [JAPAN CUTS 2016]

I honestly had no expectations for this film. I didn’t browse through reviews or watch the trailer. All I knew about it was that Fumi Nikaido and Kyoko Koizumi were the two leads. I have […]

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on Jul, 24 · in Reviews

Bitter Honey (Japan, 2016) [JAPAN CUTS 2016]

Fumi Nikaido is an actress that I have, for a lack of a better word (or even an actual word), fanboyed over since I saw her in Sion Sono’s unbearably nihilistic Himizu (2011). Since then, […]

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on Jul, 11 · in Reviews

La La La at Rock Bottom (Japan, 2015) [JFF2015AU]

Nobuhiro Yamashita is a filmmaker who always gets fantastic performances from his female stars. Think of Bae Doona in Linda Linda Linda (2005), Kaho in A Gentle Breeze in the Village (2007), or Atsuko Maeda […]

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on Oct, 18 · in Reviews

New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF), June 27–July 10, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Subway Cinema in association with Japan Society has announced the full lineup for the 2014 New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF), which will take place June 27 – […]

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on Jun, 01 · in News

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