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Japanese film - STILL THE WATER - released on dvd


Visually stunning romantic drama about two young people growing up and falling in love on a small tropical Japanese island. 60 more words

Japanese Cinema

Attack on Titan: The Movie Part 1 Review

By Aiden Harmitt-Williams

Since the initial announcement of the Attack on Titan live action film, many were excited. Then the first trailer was released and then everybody was sceptical. 646 more words


JAPAN’S LONGEST DAY (1967) – Epic drama of Japan’s surrender in 1945

Yesterday, August 15, was the 70th anniversary of Japan’s surrender at the end of World War II. It was on that date in 1945 that a recorded speech by Emperor Hirohito was broadcast to the Japanese people to formally declare surrender and end all activities related to the war effort. 3,007 more words


Muhomatsu no Issho (1958)

Or, The Rickshaw Man.

I hadn’t heard of this film till a couple of months back. Around that time, looking at Toshirô Mifune’s filmography on IMDB, I came across… 2,044 more words

Dusted Off

Kurosawa's Sanshiro Sugata (1943): A Short Review

Sanshiro Sugata is the first film from existentialist autuer, Akira Kurosawa which follows an impulsive youth, Sanshiro in his training of judo under a wise, and strict master. 217 more words

Film Criticism

Auto-Ethnographic Reflection... Godzillaception

Watching Godzilla sent me into a flurry of familiarity as Asian digital culture is one that I feel I identify with.The narrative that exists within my account of Godzilla is my retelling of other experiences with Asian digital media that I was reminded of when watching it. 446 more words


Mikio Naruse's Floating Clouds - post-war wanderings

Floating Clouds is a film by Mikio Naruse describing Japan’s uncertain post-war situation via two lovers, played by Hideko Takamine and Masayuki Mori. The story is told by comparing these two lovers’ situations with each other before and after the War. 665 more words