Lowlife Love

Lowlife Love (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Third Window Films) Running Time: 111 minutes approx. It might not be intentional but Japanese writer-director Eiji Uchida might have made a film which actively dissuades people from entering the film industry, at least in his native Japan, although that is not to dismiss the fact that practices … Continue reading Lowlife Love

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Greatful Dead

Greatful Dead (Cert 18) 1 Disc (Distributor: Third Window Films) Running Time: 98 minutes approx. You have to hand it to the Japanese - only they can delight us with a quirky tale boasting a serious social message behind it then turn it into a brutal and unabashed bloodfest! Nami (Kumi Takiuchi) is a lonely … Continue reading Greatful Dead

Topless (Toppuresu)

Topless (Toppuresu) Japan (2008) Dir. Eiji Uchida Johnny Cash famously observed “Love is burning thing” and this appears to very true regardless of one’s sexual orientation. The bright and bubbly Natsuko (Mina Shimizu) upsets her lover of ten years Tomomi (Erika Okuda) and they split up. To compensate Natsuko has a string of meaningless flings … Continue reading Topless (Toppuresu)