Tag: reviews

Princess Raccoon (Japan, 2005)

Popular thought dictates that the films of Seijun Suzuki are difficult, obtuse, and illogical works that exist in a very aestheticized universe.  Watch a few...

Three Times (Taiwan, 2005)

The films of the Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien have dealt alternately with the tumultuous periods of Taiwan’s past and the pressing problems of its present,...

Take Aim at the Police Van (Japan, 1960)

Seijun Suzuki’s hard-boiled crime thriller Take Aim at the Police Van is so keen to deliver on the promise of its provocative title that the...

Tekkonkinkreet (Japan, 2006)

The first time I saw Tekkonkinkreet, it was the second film of a four part anime all-nighter at the London Sci-fi festival in the summer...

The Professional: Golgo 13 (Japan, 1983)

Director Osamu Dezaki’s action-packed anime The Professional: Golgo 13 concerns the dangerous career of Duke Togo – otherwise known as Golgo 13 – an exceptionally...

One Million Yen Girl (Japan, 2008)

After finding festival success with the independent features Moon & Cherry (2005) and Ain’t no Tomorrows (2008), director Yuki Tanada takes a step into the...

House (Japan, 1977)

For the past year, House has been one of the closest things that genre film has had to an “it girl”.  Anyone who’s had to...

Blind Woman’s Curse (Japan, 1970)

Directed by the notorious Teruo Ishii, who is best known for his many entries into the cinematic world of Erotic/Grotesque, Blind Woman’s Curse is a...

Black Rain (Japan, 1989)

Named for the radioactive fallout which fell from the skies after the bombing of Hiroshima, Imamura’s Black Rain is a war film, but it doesn’t...