Shikoku Japan (1999) Dir. Shunichi Nagasaki The problem with success is that whilst it brings recognition and fortune it can also result in unintentional notoriety. For example, the 1998 Japanese horror Ringu kick-started the J-Horror boom, but within this boom came the many imitators, lifting wholesale from Ringu’s quiet atmospheric style and vengeful long haired … Continue reading Shikoku

Kiki’s Delivery Service (Majo no takkyûbin)

Kiki's Delivery Service (Majo no takkyûbin) Japan (2014) Dir. Takashi Shimizu The perils of making a live action version of an animated film or TV series will never change regardless of the status of the original. Most people won’t be aware that Kiki’s Delivery Service was in fact a 1985 novel by Eiko Kadono before … Continue reading Kiki’s Delivery Service (Majo no takkyûbin)