The Room (Japan, 1992)

Navigating the rental property market in a major city can be a patience testing experience, but Sion Sono turns the search for the right apartment into a sustained piece of existential dread with his minimalist black-and-white early […]

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on Oct, 15 · in Reviews

Best of Asian Cinema in 2014

As the year draws to a close, the time has come for VCinema contributors to take a look back at 2014 and select their Asian cinema highlights from the past twelve months. Not all the […]

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on Dec, 27 · in Features

Why Don’t You Play in Hell? (Japan, 2013) [Japan Cuts/NYAFF 2014]

Why Don’t You Play in Hell? is based on a fifteen year old screenplay written by director Sion Sono that he reportedly didn’t make many changes to before shooting. He has described the film as […]

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on Jul, 09 · in Reviews

JAPAN CUTS: The New York Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema, July 10-20, 2014

The eighth edition of JAPAN CUTS: The New York Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema will run from July 10th to 20th, 2014. Twenty-seven titles will be screened, all of which are new to NYC, including […]

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on Jun, 04 · in News

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