To The Ends Of The Earth (Tabi no owari sekai no hajimari) Movie Review

To The Ends Of The Earth (Tabi no owari sekai no hajimari) Japan/Uzbekistan (2019) Dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa “Our culture is different from yours” Maybe not something that needs to be made obvious by a native of the country you are visiting but unfortunately, it is a fact often ignored by travellers, not always through ignorance … Continue reading To The Ends Of The Earth (Tabi no owari sekai no hajimari) Movie Review

Before We Vanish

Before We Vanish (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 130 minutes approx. “Then why not act more like an alien? Shoot death rays from your eyes!” If this is our perception of what an alien is, no wonder visitors to earth from another planet are unsure what being human is. Then … Continue reading Before We Vanish

TAG – Five Flaming Hotties

TAG - Five Flaming Hotties Well this is something different for this site. S.G of Rhyme and Reason has tagged ol’ MIB in this blogging game called five Flaming Hotties, where bloggers are asked to share their main objects or desire from the film and entertainment world. Now, regular readers of this site (and hopefully … Continue reading TAG – Five Flaming Hotties

Initiation Love (Inishiêshon rabu)

Initiation Love (Inishiêshon rabu) Japan (2015) Dir. Yukihiko Tsutsumi The plot for this film, loosely adaptation from the novel of the same name by Kurumi Inui, may read like a bog standard romantic drama but when the first thing we see on the screen is a message asking us not to reveal a forthcoming “big … Continue reading Initiation Love (Inishiêshon rabu)

Kabukichô Love Hotel (Sayonara kabukichô)

Kabukichô Love Hotel (Sayonara kabukichô) Japan (2014) Dir. Ryuichi Hiroki For the uninitiated love hotels are common across Asia and parts of South America but they are more associated with Japan, standing as a unique aspect of the country’s rich and varied culture. They provide a place for amorous couples to amuse themselves intimately, be … Continue reading Kabukichô Love Hotel (Sayonara kabukichô)

Tamako In Moratorium (Moratoriamu Tamako)

Tamako In Moratorium (Moratoriamu Tamako) Japan (2013) Dir. Nobuhiro Yamashita Kids! Who’d have them? Some parents despair when their offspring finally move out, while others despair when they don’t! Unfortunately for Japanese parents the latter is becoming a nationwide problem with many graduates locking themselves away at home convinced they have no future prospects. This … Continue reading Tamako In Moratorium (Moratoriamu Tamako)

The Complex (Kuroyuri danchi)

The Complex (Kuroyuri danchi) Japan (2013) Dir. Hideo Nakata The Ninomiya family – father Isao (Masanobu Katsumura), mother Sachiko (Naomi Nishida), son Satoshi (Ruiki Sato) and daughter Asuka (Atsuko Maeda) – move into the Kuroyuri apartment complex, unaware that thirteen years previously it was the site of some mysterious deaths. Asuka hears scratching coming from … Continue reading The Complex (Kuroyuri danchi)

The Drudgery Train (Kueki ressha)

The Drudgery Train (Kueki ressha) Japan (2012) Dir. Nobuhiro Yamashita Set in 1988, Kanta Kitamachi (Mirai Moriyama) hasn’t had the best starts in life, being hounded out of school after his father was exposed as a sex offender. Now aged nineteen, Kanta works as a labourer and even though he enjoys reading, he spends his … Continue reading The Drudgery Train (Kueki ressha)