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Akira, Keanin: Kokoro ni Saku Hana, Suzushii Kokage Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, everyone!

Akira End

I hope you are all well.

This is my first trailer post in a month and it’s because I am back in the UK after my month-long holiday in Japan.

While I was over there I worked at one film festival, the Osaka Asian Film Festival (as can be seen from my reviews), and I attended another in the place I used to live, Asagaya. I stayed in Osaka and Tokyo with friends, eating and drinking whilst the rest of the world was undergoing Coronavirus shock and social distancing. I was ever aware of the dangers and so I was prepared when I had to cut my time in Japan short by nine days due to British Foreign Office advice recommending people return home before too many countries closing their borders and airlines cancelling routes. I managed to get back home due to the help of two very special women who provided support at a critical time. I owe them a lot. I will continue to do my best for them and for everyone else.

What is released this weekend? Fewer films than we’ve seen in a while, probably due to Coronavirus.

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First Love, Fictitious Girl’s Diary The Movie, Okazaki Renai Shikyou, Gekijou tokubetsuhan Kafuka no Tokyo zetsubou nikki, Gon, the Little Fox, Kamen Rider Zi-O NEXT TIME: Geiz, Majesty, Shirobako Movie, Mama o yamete mo ii desu ka!?, Gekijoukoukai-ban Eastern Youth Hibiya Yagaidai Ongaku do Koen 2019. 9. 28, DUMB TYPE Shiro Takatani: Between Nature and Technology, Samashoal Testament Chapter 6, Kodomo-tachi o yoroshiku Japanese Film Trailer

Happy weekend, everyone!

The Wild Bunch

I hope you are all well

A much better weekend of films than we have seen in a long time, mostly because of Miike and an interesting mix of documentaries rather than the usual over-reliance on TV spin-offs and anime. I recently watched a mix of films – Samurai Shifters (cute), The Wild Bunch (awesome), Blow Up (not a murder mystery, go watch Deep Red for that) and Vanishing Point. I’ll watch 1917 at some point.

What is released this weekend?

Continue reading “First Love, Fictitious Girl’s Diary The Movie, Okazaki Renai Shikyou, Gekijou tokubetsuhan Kafuka no Tokyo zetsubou nikki, Gon, the Little Fox, Kamen Rider Zi-O NEXT TIME: Geiz, Majesty, Shirobako Movie, Mama o yamete mo ii desu ka!?, Gekijoukoukai-ban Eastern Youth Hibiya Yagaidai Ongaku do Koen 2019. 9. 28, DUMB TYPE Shiro Takatani: Between Nature and Technology, Samashoal Testament Chapter 6, Kodomo-tachi o yoroshiku Japanese Film Trailer”

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Red, New Directions in Japanese Cinema 2020, COMPLY+-ANCE, Gundam: G no Reconguista Movie II – Bellri’s Fierce Charge, The World’s Greatest First Love: Proposal Arc, Stolen Identity 2, Renren in Taiwan, Woman Woman Woman Full Version and Other Japanese Film Trailers

Happy postponed weekend…

Parasite Film Image

This is last weekend’s trailer post. Not much else to say other than apologies for the delay. I’m aiming to get back on track and deliver regular trailer posts but there is a lot of content every week and I will be travelling. On a tangentially connected note, I finally saw Parasite at a cinema and was blown away by it.

What was released last weekend?

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The Book of Shadow, Goodbye: Life Comedy of Starting From a Lie, Roar, Thank You for Coming and Other Japanese Film Trailers

Happy postponed weekend!

Seventh Code Atsuko Maeda After the Drop

This should have come out two weekends ago but I was busy writing for a film festival and I am going to continue being busy for the next two months so please bear with me if you like the trailer posts. I posted a few things since the last trailer post:

Japanese Films at the Glasgow Film Festival

Japanese Films at the Berlin International Film Festival

Programme Announcement for the Osaka Asian Film Festival 2020

The Temple of Wild Geese

What was released last weekend?

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37 Seconds, It Stopped Raining, Howling Village, Fancy, Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku, Fake Plastic Planet, Tsumugu, Mirai no Uta and Other Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, everyone!

I hope everybody is fine and dandy!

I am in a zero time dilemma, as ever, as I try and fit in copious amounts of writing around my normal work routine so this trailer post is going to be short and sweet despite having so many titles. I posted about the Winter Showcase of foodie movies from the New York Asian Film Festival and I posted about the opening and closing films of the Osaka Asian Film Festival which takes place next month.

What is released this weekend?

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New York Asian Film Festival Winter Showcase 2020: Love at First Bite (February 14th to 16th, 2020)

Here’s a press release for a fantastic looking event fit for foodies who love films:

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The New York Asian Film Festival ushers in the new decade with the second annual edition of its Winter Showcase. Held at Chelsea’s SVA Theatre over Valentine’s weekend, this year’s showcase celebrates our love of Asian films by turning the spotlight on food cultures through cinema. At a juncture when America still obsesses over Bong Joon-ho’s award winning Parasite, and some of its more minute plot points such as the wonders of Ram-Don (jjapaguri), it is timely to show that when it comes to putting food front and center, Asian movies do it best.

To celebrate a time-honored tradition of storytelling and the romantic holiday, this year’s lineup brings together trends-and-time-transcending classics as well as some remarkable foodie films of recent years, spanning several decades and different strands of filmmaking: regardless of where and when they are from, these stories pack in full plates of heart and soul, feasts for the eyes, and more than a few surprises demanding to be seen on the big screen.

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AI Amok, We Make Antiques! Kyoto Rendezvous, Goblin Slayer: Goblin’s Crown, Maeda Construction Fantasy Sales Department, Rolling Marbles, Last Lover, Watch out for Patriots! Kunio Suzuki, and Other Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, everyone!

The Graceful Brute Film Image

I hope you are all well!

I managed to make it through the week with very little sleep and worked on film stuff as well as doing my regular job. I’ve reviewed Her Sketchbook and The Actor for VCinema and then posted the reviews on my blog.

What’s released this weekend?

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Signal 100, Saint Young Men Third Century, The Phone of the Wind, Our 30 Minute Sessions, His, Romance Doll and Other Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend!

I hope you are all well.

I have the weekend off work so I’m happy. This week, I’ve been focusing more on movies with prep work for a lot of reviews and actually watching films. I also went to see 1917 after work with some colleagues.

In terms of this blog, I posted reviews for My Dad and Mr. Ito (2016) and The Graceful Brute (1962). My reviews for Her Sketchbook (2017) and The Actor (2016) were also posted on VCinema.

What is released this weekend?

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Higanbana in the Rain, The Horse Thieves. Roads of Time, Tokyo Paralympics: Festival of Love and Glory, The Return, Bad Poetry Tokyo, Complicity, Mellow, Last Letter and Other Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, everyone.

I hope you are all well.

This week, I’ve been diligently writing reviews and prepping them as well as getting ready for a Japanese film festival. I posted my reviews for Erica 38 and the Hirokazu Koreeda film Distance.

What is released this weekend in Japan?

A whole lot of films. Thankfully, a lot were played at the Tokyo International Film Festival 2019 or are older films so I could just copy and paste from past articles I wrote!

Continue reading “Higanbana in the Rain, The Horse Thieves. Roads of Time, Tokyo Paralympics: Festival of Love and Glory, The Return, Bad Poetry Tokyo, Complicity, Mellow, Last Letter and Other Japanese Film Trailers”

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Stare, Kaiji: The Final Game, On-Gaku: Our Sound, King of Prism All Stars: Prism Show Best 10, Ashita, Kimi no inai sekai de, The Island of Giant Insects, Beyond the Blue, Apparel Designer and Other Japanese Film Trailers

Happy Weekend, people!

Resident Evil 2 Remake Image

I hope you are all well.

This is the second weekend of the decade and we’re all still here. I have been playing Resident Evil 2: Remake, a Christmas present from my mother and sister, and I’ve been having a blast. I got past Mr. X without dying – although he did punch me as I walked through a door to evade a licker. It’s very cinematic thanks to the moody lighting and brilliant level design and character animation. After getting to the sewer, I’ve shelved it for now because I have films to do. I watched the film Erica 38 and reviewed it for V-Cinema. I also wrote about the films playing at this year’s Rotterdam International Film Festival and 10 films I hope to pick up in Japan this year.

What is released this weekend?

Continue reading “Stare, Kaiji: The Final Game, On-Gaku: Our Sound, King of Prism All Stars: Prism Show Best 10, Ashita, Kimi no inai sekai de, The Island of Giant Insects, Beyond the Blue, Apparel Designer and Other Japanese Film Trailers”