Tag: reviews

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...

Redline (Japan, 2010)

I’ll let you in on a secret: as much of a Japanophile that I make myself out to be on the podcast, I’m not a...

The Drifting Classroom (Japan, 1987)

Japanese filmmaker Nobuhiko Obayashi’s 1977 film Hausu (AKA House) has become a surprise revival-sensation in the West, with a Janus print currently touring North America,...

Exiled (Hong Kong, 2006)

It wasn’t until recently that I discovered the films of Johnnie To.   In fact, despite their being recommended to me for quite some time, I...

Blue Spring (Japan, 2001)

Blue Spring, directed by Toshiaki Toyoda, is a character driven drama that focuses on a group of teens in their last semester before graduation. The...