Tora-san’s Runaway (Japan, 1970) [Japan Society]

The Otoko wa Tsurai yo (“It’s tough being a man”) series, colloquially known as the Tora-san series by its fans, is the longest running film series in Japan (by number of titles), and the longest […]

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on Nov, 05 · in Reviews

Hengyoro (Queer Fish Lane) (Japan, 2017) [JAPAN CUTS 2017]

It is challenging to provide a summary for Queer Fish Lane. It is introduced as a work about travelling “chain-play” performers, Tarugani and Papajo, whose art is a fusion of film and theater. Later, it […]

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on Jul, 15 · in Reviews

Anti-Porno (Japan, 2016) [JAPAN CUTS 2017]

With any Sono Sion film you expect to get something unusual. With his previous films including his ‘hate’ trilogy of Love Exposure (2008), Cold Fish (2010) and Guilty of Romance (2011), alongside anarchic cult outputs such […]

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on Jul, 13 · in Reviews

Preview – JAPAN CUTS 2017: Festival of New Japanese Film, July 13-23

JAPAN CUTS, North America’s premiere showcase for new Japanese cinema, returns for its 11th installment July 13-23 to serve up a slice of the best and boldest films from Japan never before seen in NYC […]

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on Jun, 17 · in News

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