[japanese cinema]

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[Japanese Cinema] Prophecy

Based on the manga of the same name by Tsutsui Tetsuya, Prophecy [Yokokuhan] (2015), directed by master of mystery and thriller Nakamura Yoshino, gives us a glimpse at the makings of a vigilante and asks us just what of society do we want? Continue reading


[Japanese Cinema] The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji

Miike Takashi, one of the biggest names in Japanese cinema, is back with the wacky and, at times, down-right bizarre yakuza-centric comedy, The Mole Song: Undercover Agent Reiji. Continue reading

[Japanese Cinema] The Complex

Hideo Nakata – director of j-horror classics The Ring and Dark Water – makes his long awaited (and for some much anticipated) return to the genre with the unsettling hit, The Complex, to remind us what it was about old school Japanese horror that made it so terrifying . Continue reading

[Japanese Cinema] Lesson of the Evil

Takashi Miike is back with yet another one of his trade mark controversial films. This time it’s high school slaughter-fest, Lesson of the Evil (2012), a macarbe lesson in black humour and extreme violence. Continue reading

[Japanese Cinema] Shield of Straw

Takashi Miike’s latest action-thriller, Shield of Straw (2013) – starring Takao Osawa, Nanaka Matsushima and Death Note`s Tatsuya Fujiwara – takes a look at the dark side of human-nature and how easily money draws it out. Continue reading

[Japanese Cinema] The Brain Man

What does it mean to be human? Tomoyuki Takimoto`s scifi-mystery, The Brain Man (2013), starring Hana Kimi`s Toma Ikuta, explores what it means to be human and the destructive potential of an individual that seems more robot than man.