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Fantasia 2016 Review: "Creepy" (2016) ★★★★★

Every time when I watch crime thrillers from international filmmakers, I see a big difference between Hollywood’s style and the rest of the world. That was so noticeable in Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s… 482 more words

Movie Reviews

Movie Review - The Inerasable

EXPECTATIONS: A ghost story with more reliance on storytelling than actual scares.

REVIEW: Ghost stories have been incredibly popular on film and in Japan, it was a huge craze. 1,045 more words


Movie Review - The Magnificent Nine (JAPAN CUTS 2016)

EXPECTATIONS: A riotous comedy with a lot more character and emotional resonance than expected.

REVIEW: The ensemble film trope has always been a favourite of mine and has been a fantastic staple for films, ever since the first ensemble action film; 1954’s action masterpiece Seven Samurai. 773 more words


The Inerasable

Yoshihiro Nakamura’s first foray into horror in more than a decade proves a cracking return to form, both for the director and the J-horror genre.
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Creepy Review

Often, the greatest threat to the success of a thriller is an insistence on providing answers in the second half of the movie to the questions that have been skillfully raised in the first half. 476 more words


Inerasable (Zan'e)

In Japan, real estate agents are by law required to inform potential renters or buyers of murders or suicides that occurred in properties under consideration, though if someone died there of natural causes no one has to say anything. 467 more words


Drama for the snowbound

Whether you have a Boo, a Bae, an Oppa, a Noona or you’re flying solo, these dramas are just right if Snowmaggedeon has you stuck indoors and in snuggle mode. 179 more words