Memoirs of a Murderer (Japan, 2017) [Japan Foundation Film Tour 2018]

In 1995, a series of five murders by strangulation take place in Tokyo. For each murder, a witness, someone close to the victim, is left alive. Detective Makimura (Hideaki Ito) and his team investigate the […]

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on Mar, 07 · in Reviews

Battle Royale (Japan, 2000)

A black comedy; a horror film; an action-thriller; inspiration for The Hunger Games novels and films (2012–onwards); yet Battle Royale is perhaps most known in relation to the latter, as well as being a major […]

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on Dec, 10 · in Reviews

Death Note and Death Note: The Last Name (Japan, 2006)

Death Note and Death Note: The Last Name have to be seen together as they make up a complete story, which is also an excellent adaptation of the Japanese manga and anime series. In addition, […]

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on Oct, 30 · in Reviews

I’M FLASH! (Japan, 2012)

Written and directed by maverick filmmaker Toshiaki Toyoda, who brought us Monsters Club (2011), a unique vision of the story of the Unabomber, I’M FLASH! is a quasi-gangster film involving a religious cult that generates […]

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on Jul, 16 · in Reviews

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