The House Where the Mermaid Sleeps (Japan, 2018) [Japan Foundation Film Tour 2020]

“No parent should have to bury their child,” goes an old saying, although sometimes, refusing to do so can be infinitely worse. Yukihiko Tsutsumi’s drama The House Where the Mermaid Sleeps, tackles head on the […]

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on Feb, 03 · in Reviews

While the Women Are Sleeping (Japan, 2016)

Wayne Wang, one of American cinema’s most culturally incisive yet often underrated talents, heads to Japan for his latest feature While the Women Are Sleeping. A fully-fledged Japanese production with backing from Toei and a […]

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on Oct, 22 · in Reviews

Su-ki-da (Japan, 2006)

Human emotions are complicated and it is hard to translate them into concrete cognitive actions that another person may understand and accept. Emotions can easily go awry or go unsaid, piling up to create the […]

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on May, 03 · in Reviews

Poison Berry In My Brain (Japan, 2015)

Before I start talking about the movie – and its similarities to Pixar’s hit Inside Out (2015) – let me discuss the main actress, Yoko Maki. Considering that she is in the unfortunate position of being […]

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on Feb, 11 · in Reviews

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