Abnormal Family (Japan, 1984) [JAPAN CUTS 2018]

Suo Masayuki became known to international audiences with his delightful sumo drama Sumo Do, Sumo Don’t (1992) and his hit drama Shall We Dance? (1996), the latter of which received the Hollywood remake treatment. Less […]

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on Jul, 25 · in Reviews

Bitter Honey (Japan, 2016) [JAPAN CUTS 2016]

Fumi Nikaido is an actress that I have, for a lack of a better word (or even an actual word), fanboyed over since I saw her in Sion Sono’s unbearably nihilistic Himizu (2011). Since then, […]

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on Jul, 11 · in Reviews

Shrill Cries of Summer (Japan, 2008)

Like Yukihiko Tsutsumi’s Forbidden Siren (2006) and Kenta Fukusaku’s X-Cross (2007), Shrill Cries of Summer takes the viewer into rural Japan, but whereas the earlier films thrust you into the weirdness and madness of its […]

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on Mar, 16 · in Reviews

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