Reviews

Review: A Silent Voice

4 Apr , 2017  

Naoko Yamada, director of the K-On! anime series, brings to life acclaimed manga, A Silent Voice, an important film about acceptance and forgiveness.

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Review: Chang-ok’s Letter

1 Mar , 2017  

Japanese writer-director Shunji Iwai directs Bae Doo-na in a heartfelt four-part web series Chang-ok’s Letter, produced by Nescafe.

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JFF 2016 Review: Wolf Girl & Black Prince

13 Dec , 2016  

Ryuichi Hiroki directs Fumi Nikaido and Kento Yamazaki in the popular Japanese shonen manga adaptation, Wolf Girl & Black Prince.

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JFF 2016 Review: My Korean Teacher

1 Dec , 2016  

Super Junior’s Yesung and former model Nozomi Sasaki star in the cross-cultural Japanese romantic-comedy My Korean Teacher.

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Review: Your Name

23 Nov , 2016  

Makoto Shinkai finally merges science fiction and emotional storytelling to amazing effect with Japan’s animated box office sensation, Your Name.

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JFF 2016 Review: The Actor

20 Nov , 2016  

Rising female filmmaker, Satoko Yokohama, glimpses into the life of small-time actors in Japanese film and theatre with her slice-of-life film, The Actor.

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Review: Anti-Porno

19 Nov , 2016  

One of five films included in Nikkatsu’s Roman Porno Reboot Project, Sion Sono’s Anti-Porno is a straight-up surreal experience. Enter with caution!

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JFF 2016 Review: The Long Excuse

13 Nov , 2016  

A fading celebrity author copes through the loss of his wife by taking care of two kids in Miwa Nishikawa’s intriguing character study, The Long Excuse.

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JFF 2016 Review: The Top Secret: Murder in Mind

2 Nov , 2016  

Keishi Otomo, director of the Rurouni Kenshin trilogy, returns with his blockbuster blend of sci-fi, horror and crime in The Top Secret: Murder in Mind.

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Review: Shin Godzilla

18 Oct , 2016  

Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno restores the King of Monsters to its former glory with the politically intense Shin Godzilla!

Features

Teenage Girlhood in Asia: Our Huff and Puff Journey & What’s in the Darkness

14 Sep , 2016  

The world of the teenage girl is entirely its own and Asia’s appetite for complex films about teenage girlhood has given way to two great films this year.

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Review: Yakuza Apocalypse

25 Aug , 2016  

Takashi Miike’s wild Yakuza Apocalypse is a bizarre film that only escalates in ridiculousness the further it progresses. An oddity for sure.