Starfish Hotel (Japan, 2006)

The literary fiction of the celebrated Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami presents a strangely intoxicating world in which characters wander around the urban environments of major cities, or the rural outskirts, experiencing chance encounters and unusual […]

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on Dec, 10 · in Reviews
Tormented (Japan, 2011) [NYAFF 2012] [Japan Cuts 2012]

Tormented (Japan, 2011) [NYAFF 2012] [Japan Cuts 2012]

Also titled Rabbit Horror 3D, Tormented is directed (and co-written) by Takashi Shimizu, who made a huge splash both in Japan and internationally with his well-known J-horror series of Ju-On films.  The film was shot […]

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on Jul, 25 · in Reviews
Dream (South Korea, 2008)

Dream (South Korea, 2008)

Those familiar with the films of Kim Ki-duk will not be surprised to learn that the protagonists of his fifteenth feature, Dream, find themselves in a tortured relationship that involves self-mutilation and suicidal impulses. Yet […]

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on Mar, 07 · in Reviews
Funeral Parade of Roses (Japan, 1969)

Funeral Parade of Roses (Japan, 1969)

Funeral Parade of Roses was the seventh film to be produced – rather than just distributed – by the Art Theatre Guild of Japan and was the first feature to be directed by Toshio Matsumoto, […]

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on Feb, 18 · in Reviews

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