Zama triumphs in Ics Awards by Amber Wilkinson - 2019-02-04 16:18:53

Zama Argentinian director won the awards for best film and director for her Spanish colonial satire Zama at the 16th International Cinephile Awards. She also won the award for best non-English ...

Movie Review – Shoplifters (2018)

Shoplifters, 2018. Written and Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda. Starring Lily Franky, Sakura Ando, Mayu Matsuoka, Kirin Kiki, Jyo Kairi, Miyu Sasaki, Sosuke Ikematsu, Chizuru Ikewaki, Akira Emoto, ...

Variety Critics Name the 12 Best Movies From Cannes 2018

Variety Critics Name the 12 Best Movies From Cannes 2018 The 71st Cannes Film Festival may have gotten off to a bumpy start, underwhelming audiences with Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s Spanish-language “Everybody Knows” and taking several days to serve ...

Sion Sono, Coast to Coast

Sion Sono, whose Himizu sees its world premiere in Venice next week before screening in Toronto, wasn't much known outside of Japan "until 2002's Suicide Club, which famously opened with a chorus line ...

Japan Cuts 2010: Sweet Little Lies Review

[Our thanks to Chris Bourne for this review.] "Whether you're together or alone, it's lonely." This line delivered by an elderly woman (Akiko Kazami) could also have been spoken by any of the other ...

Whack! Whack! B-hack

A bit of catchy kitsch from the Brocco Records YouTube channel - it's the theme song of Yu Irie's 8000 Miles 2: Girl Rappers performed by the film's cast (as B-hack). 8000 Miles is a (very) indie ...

Trailer for Yutaka Yamazaki's "Torso"

The recently-launched official website for Torso has been updated with a 2-minute trailer. The film was directed Yutaka Yamazaka, longtime cinematographer for Hirokazu Kore-eda, and premiered at the ...

Fantastic Fest Review: Love Exposure

It turns out that selling this film to you, dear reader, is not a matter of convincing you that a movie about an expert upskirt picture taker is worthwhile. It's also not a matter of convincing you ...

Fantastic Fest 2009: Love Exposure

Love Exposure Directed by Shion Sono Sion Sono's new film covers a lot of territory. It's a romance, a revenge tale, a heartbreaking tragedy, a truly zany comedy, a blood-splattered action romp, a ...

Love Exposure (Ai no mukidashi) | Review

Director: Shion Sono Writer(s): Shion Sono Starring: Takahiro Nishijima, Hikari Mitsushima, Sakura Ando, Makiko Watanabe, Atsuro Watabe Clocking in just shy of four hours, Love Exposure spends an ...