Movie Review – Farewell: Comedy Of Life Begins With A Lie

Farewell: Comedy Of Life Begins With A Lie  Japan (2020) Dir. Izuru Narushima The male libido. What is it that we chaps can’t keep it in check and turns into liars just to satiate it? Is it our egos or are women just too irresistible? Either way its gets many men into big trouble and … Continue reading Movie Review – Farewell: Comedy Of Life Begins With A Lie

Terra Formars

Terra Formars (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 109 minutes approx. If there is an anime or manga most people would not think of trying to adapt into a live action film you can always count on Takashi Miike to step up. Whether it is the camp silliness of Yatterman, the … Continue reading Terra Formars

Close-Knit (Karera ga honki de amu toki wa)

Close-Knit (Karera ga honki de amu toki wa) Japan (2017) Dir. Naoko Ogigami “I’m a woman. That comes before being a mother.” Not really the most tactful thing to say in front of the daughter you’ve summarily abandoned in favour of a multi-month getaway trip, but this is only partially what we are dealing with … Continue reading Close-Knit (Karera ga honki de amu toki wa)

Rebirth (Yôkame no semi)

Rebirth (Yôkame no semi) Japan (2011) Dir. Izuru Narushima A four month-old baby named Erina was abducted by Kiwako Nonomiya (Hiromi Nagasaku), the mistress of Erina’s father Takehiro (Tetsushi Tanaka), after she terminates their love child which results in Kiwako’s infertility. Four years late Erina and Kiwako are tracked down, and Kiwako is arrested. As … Continue reading Rebirth (Yôkame no semi)