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A few thoughts on Momoko Ando's 0.5 mm [Review]

Having attended the UK premiere of Japanese director Momoko Ando’s 0.5 mm – I felt compelled to write at least a few words on it, as the experience quite frankly blew me away. 784 more words

Someone (Nanimono, Japan 2016)

Long haul flights are not much fun but on some airlines you do get a choice of movies. Sometimes these are films unlikely to appear in the UK. 326 more words

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The dadaistic version of “Oedipus Rex”: “Funeral Parade of Roses” (1969)

This film will essentially throw you back to the age of hippy, fluxus and postwar art era, the late 60’s. Art and self-expression were a counterattack by disappointed society and the intelligentsia on the wasted age of WWII and its aftermath. 737 more words


Ultraman Double Feature - Feb. 27

Giant Monsters? You’ve got my attention… I remember Ultraman started out with a bit lower budget (you’d see monsters from other movies altered slightly at times) but I don’t think that’s the case with the newer movies Metro Cinema is showing on Feb. 60 more words


Japanses thriller - CREEPY - THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIE - out on Dual format

A retired detective Koichi takes a new job as a criminology lecturer and is convinced by a former colleague to reopen a six-year-old, unsolved case in which three members of the same family disappeared without a trace. 41 more words

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Your Name (Japan 2016)

This new anime by director Shinkai Makoto has prompted comparisons with the great successes of Studio Ghibli and specifically with the work of Miyazaki Hayao. It isn’t difficult to understand the comparisons. 377 more words

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American Stars in Japanese Films: LATITUDE ZERO (1969)

LATITUDE ZERO, directed by Ishiro Honda, is an unusual film in Toho Pictures’ filmography of sci-fi monster films. It features four Hollywood stars among the main cast members and one American newcomer in a significant role. 3,207 more words