Film Review: The Taste of Tea (2003) by Katsuhito Ishii

Film Review: The Taste of Tea (2003) by Katsuhito Ishii One of the most impressive traits of a number of Japanese filmmakers is the way they accept their inner quirkiness and channel it to occasionally impressive, but always intriguing and surrealistically ...

Series Review: Followers (2020) by Mika Ninagawa

Series Review: Followers (2020) by Mika Ninagawa I have not seen the two films Ninagawa directed in 2019 but her first two, “Sakuran” and “Helter Skelter” are among my favorite Japanese films of all time, both due to their concept and their intense ...

Lady Gaga With a Message for Japan to Overcome Adversity

www.hollywoodnews.com: MTV video music Aid Japan brought music, fans and philanthropy together in an energetic, colourful and upbeat live two-hour music television event to benefit the Japanese Red ...

Video Home Invasion: Third Window: Nakashima, Sono, and Satoshi

One of the wonderful things about independent home video labels is that they are able to champion individual filmmakers in a way that major studios have no interest in doing.  Arrow Video has taken an ...

Kamikaze Girls: DVD Review

Director: Tetsuya Nakashima. Review: Adam Wing. Based on the hit Japanese novel Shimotsuma Story by Novala Takemoto, Kamikaze Girls stars Kyoko Fukada as leading lady Momoko. All bonnets, frilly ...

Third Window Films to Unleash Kamikaze Girls on UK Blu-ray Disc in 2010

Nippon Cinema reports that Third Window Films will release its first Blu-ray Disc in February 2010 and that the British independent label has chosen Tetsuya Nakashima’s 2004 ...

Kamikaze Girls On Region 2 (UK) DVD 26th January 2009

Japanese director Tetsuya Nakashima (Memories Of Matsuko) has rapidly earned himself a reputation as a hugely talented and idiosyncratic auteur whose genre-busting films have been favourably compared ...

Fantasia Under the Stars

* As part of the tenth anniversary of the Fantasia Festival, a number of films will be screened under the night sky in the Parc de la Paix (Boul. Saint-Laurent between Sainte-Catherine and ...