Pumpkin and Mayonnaise (Japan, 2017) [Japan Foundation Film Tour 2019]

Masanori Tominaga’s relationship drama Pumpin and Mayonnaise is a determinedly low-key affair that shows a fair amount of questionable behavior within its succinct 90 minute running time without ever taking sides. Based on a manga […]

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on Jan, 30 · in Reviews

Her Love Boils Bathwater (Japan, 2016) [Japan Foundation Film Tour 2019]

Being nominated for a string of awards as a director’s sophomore feature is no easy feat, let alone winning most of them – all whilst going up against the juggernaut that was Shin Godzilla (2016) […]

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My Friend ‘A’ (Japan, 2018) [Japan Foundation Film Tour 2019]

After sensitively refuting prejudice towards the porn industry with The Lowlife (2017), prolific veteran filmmaker Takahisa Zeze now turns his attention to the scorn that continues to be aimed to criminals even after their debt […]

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on Jan, 29 · in Reviews

Blindly in Love (Japan, 2013) [Japan Foundation Film Tour 2019]

Blindly in Love is a sensitive, understated commentary on not only the relationship between a young couple, but also the relationship between parents and children—and the tensions, obligations, joys, and sorrows that come with such […]

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on Jan, 28 · in Reviews

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