The Softer Side of Shinya Tsukamoto

The Softer Side of Shinya Tsukamoto Shinya Tsukamoto's Vital and A Snake of June are playing on Mubi in the United States in the double bill The Human Extremes of Shinya Tsukamoto.Top: A Snake of June. Above: Vital. Shinya Tsukamoto has ...

Film Review: A Snake of June (2002) by Shinya Tsukamoto

Film Review: A Snake of June (2002) by Shinya Tsukamoto “You’re not in touch with your feelings.” Considering the majority of his work deals with the link of the body, our consciousness and the (often urban) environment, making a film about sexuality was ...

Interview with Shinya Tsukamoto: I try to experience what the character will experience in the film

Interview with Shinya Tsukamoto: I try to experience what the character will experience in the film Ever since his international breakthrough with “Tetsuo: The Iron Man” Japanese director Shinya Tsukamoto has been a constant presence on many film festivals. His body of work includes such titles as ...

20 Great Black and White Films from Asia

20 Great Black and White Films from Asia The black-and-white film never actually died, with a plethora of filmmakers from all around the world occasionally choosing this format, sometimes due to financial reasons, sometimes as an artistic ...

Everything Streaming on Arrow Video in October

Everything Streaming on Arrow Video in October Arrow Video is excited to announce the bow of their new subscription-based Arrow platform, available in the US and Canada beginning October 1. Building on the success of the Arrow Video Channel and ...

Horror Highlights: Arrow Streaming Platform, Expulsion, 12 Hour Shift

Horror Highlights: Arrow Streaming Platform, Expulsion, 12 Hour Shift In today's edition of Horror Highlights, we have details on the Arrow streaming platform, the trailer for Expulsion, and a Q&a with Jacob Bloomfield-Misrach to discuss his work on 12 Hour Shift: ...

Arrow Video Channel Announces July Subscription Titles, Asia Extreme & 80s Horror Collections

Arrow Video Channel Announces July Subscription Titles, Asia Extreme & 80s Horror Collections Arrow Video is excited to announce the July slate of titles on their subscription-based Arrow Video Channel, including acclaimed undead comedy Zombie for Sale and Gamera: The Complete Collection, all ...

Streaming on the Arrow Video Channel in July

Streaming on the Arrow Video Channel in July Arrow Video is excited to announce the July slate of titles on their subscription-based Arrow Video Channel, including acclaimed undead comedy Zombie for Sale and Gamera: The Complete Collection, all ...

What's Streaming on the New Arrow Video Channel in June

What's Streaming on the New Arrow Video Channel in June Arrow Video is excited to announce the June rollout of titles on their subscription-based Arrow Video Channel, including the exclusive debut of Miguel Llans&#243's Jesus Shows You the Way to the ...

Horror Highlights: The Mother Of Beauty, Becky, Arrow Video Channel

Horror Highlights: The Mother Of Beauty, Becky, Arrow Video Channel We're back with another edition of Horror Highlights! In today's installment, watch the short film The Mother of Beauty, check out the new red band trailer for Becky, and find out what's coming to the ...

Film Review: Nightmare Detective (2006) by Shinya Tsukamoto

Film Review: Nightmare Detective (2006) by Shinya Tsukamoto After he had explored death and the afterlife in his 2004 feature “Vital”, Japanese director Shinya Tsukamoto would continue this thematic journey two years later with “Nightmare Detective” as well as ...

A Cult Cinematic Oddity – Tetsuo: The Iron Man

A Cult Cinematic Oddity – Tetsuo: The Iron Man Tom Jolliffe takes a look at the bizarre Japanese body horror Tetsuo: The Iron Man… Cinema is full of the bizarre. From rockets being launched into the eye of the man on the moon, to Arnold ...

Film Analysis: Branded to Kill (1967) by Seijun Suzuki

Film Analysis: Branded to Kill (1967) by Seijun Suzuki By Omar Rasya Joenoes “Are you married?” “I hate men.” “Then, you have no hope.” “My hope is to die.” The conversation in the search description takes place on a ride home, under the pouring ...

Film Review: The Locker (2004) by Kei Horie

The last two years of the 20th century and the beginning of 21st century enshrined a surprise that would prove to be essential to the growing popularity of the horror genre- the arrival of modern ...

Capturing a World in a Crystal Ball: A Conversation with Kei Fujiwara

Above: Tetsuo: the Iron ManKei Fujiwara’s name is hardly recognizable to most fans of Japanese cinema despite her crucial role in director Shinya Tsukamoto’s early cult classics. As Tsukamoto’s “right ...

Empowering women in film by Anne-Katrin Titze

Clémence Polès at Happy Bones on The Music Of Regret and My Art director Laurie Simmons and Women Without Men and Looking For Oum Kulthum director Shirin Neshat at Fffest: “They both are artists that ...

Japan Cuts 2019 Interview: Cut Above Winner Tsukamoto Shinya Talks Killing and Tetsuo: The Iron Man

From his beginnings as a 14-year-old with a Super 8 camera, to his latest film, Killing; a twist on the classic samurai movie, Tsukamoto Shinya has always blazed his own cinematic path.     Receiving ...

Short Film Review – Dacryphilia + Hematolagnia (2019)

Dacryphilia + Hematolagnia, 2019. Directed by Shane Ryan, Lilith Singson Starring Lilith Singson, Lily Montano and Shane Ryan. Controversial film-maker Shane Ryan returns with a new short film, ...

Shinya Tsukamoto presents a cult take on Kon Ichikawa’s classic, “Fires on the Plain”

Based on the novel Nobi by Natto Wada, the original, 1959 film, instigated much controversy in the west, for its grotesqueness and the fact that it portrayed Japanese soldiers as victims. In Japan, ...

Competition: Win Takashi Miike’s ‘Black Society Trilogy’ on Blu-ray

To celebrate the release of Takashi Miike’s Black Society Trilogy - out on DVD & Blu-Ray from 16th January – we are giving away a Blu-ray copy courtesy of Arrow Video! After several years spent ...

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