Not Quite Dead Yet (Ichido shinde mita)

Not Quite Dead Yet (Ichido shinde mita) Japan (2020) Dir. Shinji Hamasaki Isn’t science great? You can do wondrous things with it and because of it that not only astound the mind but can also defy nature! Shame some people want to take advantage of it for their own personal gain and will stoop to … Continue reading Not Quite Dead Yet (Ichido shinde mita)

D.A.N.G.A.N Runner

D.A.N.G.A.N Runner (aka Non-Stop) Japan (1996) Dir. Sabu  We’re all running from something in our lives. It might be responsibility, danger, other people, the past, the present or the even the future - it is human nature to avoid these things, but no matter how fast we run they will always catch up with us. … Continue reading D.A.N.G.A.N Runner

Our Little Sister

Our Little Sister (Cert PG) 1 Disc (Distributor: Curzon Artificial Eye) Running Time: 127 minutes approx. Japan’s Hirokazu Kore-eda seems to have found tremendous capital of late in relating stories dealing with divided families, from the whimsical I Wish to the touching Like Father, Like Son. Continuing this run of sublime and affecting outings is … Continue reading Our Little Sister

Why Don’t You Play In Hell? (Jigoku de naze warui)

Why Don't You Play In Hell? (Jigoku de naze warui) Japan (2013) Dir. Sion Sono You’re going to have to bear with me on this one because the plot to Sion Sono’s latest cinematic subversion is not that easy to simplify, at least not without giving away too much - or too little… A group … Continue reading Why Don’t You Play In Hell? (Jigoku de naze warui)