A Step Forward (Japan, 2019)

Despite the growing discourse surrounding suicide, very few documentary films have approached the topic in the same way as Atsushi Kasezawa’s A Step Forward does. The film tries to balance out suicide as a phenomenon […]

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on Oct, 09 · in Reviews

Wasted Eggs (Japan, 2018)

On the surface, Japan is hyper-modern but underneath the shiny shell is a society sticking steadfastly to certain aspects of tradition. Nowhere is this more evident than with gender roles. This is what Ryo Kawasaki’s […]

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on Nov, 26 · in Reviews

Inland Sea (Japan/USA, 2018) [SDAFF 2018]

For his “observational film #7,” Kazuhiro Soda continues to examine the space and community of Ushimado, a port town tucked into the Seto Inland Sea in Japan. Ushimado is the setting of Soda’s previous documentary […]

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on Nov, 11 · in Reviews

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

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