R100 (Japan, 2013)

The joke of R100 is clear from the very first scene. Katayama (Noa Omuri) is a salaryman who meets a sultry woman for an illicit liaison in a café. He fails at making small talk, but is […]

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on Mar, 12 · in Reviews

Achilles and the Tortoise (Japan, 2008)

Achilles and the Tortoise is the final part of Takeshi Kitano’s self-reflexive trilogy about the nature of the artist following Takeshi’s (2005) and Glory to the Filmmaker (2007). However, it’s more accessible than its predecessors […]

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on Feb, 21 · in Reviews

R100 (Japan, 2013) [NYAFF 2014]

R100 is the latest offering from Japanese cult fave director Hitoshi Matsumoto, who also co-wrote the screenplay. His previous works include Big Man Japan (2007) and Scabbard Samurai (2011), both of which played as co-presentations of the […]

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on Jul, 01 · in Reviews

Fish Story (Japan, 2009)

Fish Story is an offbeat comedy by Yoshihiro Nakamura’s which infectuously blends urban legend, martial arts mayhem and post-Millennium tension. As with the Hollywood blockbuster 2012 (2009), Nakamura’s film refers to the Mayan calendar for […]

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on Jan, 14 · in Reviews

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