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Blind Witness, Little Nights Little Love, Love’s Stoppage Time, My Father the Bride, Hello World, Soushiki no Meijin, Ghost Mask: Scar. Wolf’s Calling, Ko Sekai, Jinsei o shimau jikan (Toki), Sekai Ichi Oishii Mizu Maronpati no Namida, Three Mornings, Ko Sekai, The Tears of Malumpati, Ranhansha Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, everyone!

The Best if Youth New Generation

I hope you are well!

I ended last week with a review of The Best of Youth and then proceeded to go back into my Japanese film reviews with Samurai Marathon and the Sho Miyake film And Your Bird Can SingI’ve also been manning the SNS of an animation festival and surveying coverage on other sites and it’s going well.

What’s released this weekend?

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They Say Nothing Stays the Same, Hit Me Anyone One More Time, No Longer Human, BanG Dream! Film Live, Ousama ni nare, Geki × cine “Seven people of the skull castle” Season Moon, Mitorishi, Attack of the Giant Teacher Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, everyone!

Judge! Kiichiro (Tsumabuki)

I hope you are well.

I’m trying to get my genki back. I’m posting this on a Friday because I’ve got something else reserved for tomorrow. Anyway, this week I posted a review for the film Sayounara which I saw back in March. I then posted a review for the film A Japanese Boy Who Draws and a news report about the Nara International Film Festival’s Pre-Event where Berlinale and Short Short and Asia film fest films will be shown in Nara.

What’s released this weekend?

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Startup Girls, Kazoku Awase, Violet Evergarden Side Story: Eternity and the Auto Memories Doll, Sleep in the Shadows, Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Typhoon Family, Kage ni dakerete nemure, Taro the Fool, Inakunare Gunjo, Sayounara, Kamen Rider Build NEW WORLD: Kamen Rider Grease Japanese Film Trailers

Welcome to the weekend, everyone.

The Gift Simon (Bateman) Reads the Note

I hope you are well.

I’ve spent less time this week watching films since I’ve been doing a little more press and social media for the Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival and working my regular job. I’ve put together posts about the London Film Festival and the Kotatsu Festival for this week.

What films are released this weekend?

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Samurai Shifters, Prison 13, Koisuru Antihero The Movie, Niji no Kiseki, Hikari au seimei (inochi). Kokoro ni yorisou. 2, Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! Kurenai Densetsu Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, everyone!

I hope you are all feeling good.

I am midway through a long week of work and I’m continuing with my “two films a day” routine with Japanese and Italian films from the 70s and also running press for a film festival. I also watched the Amazon series, The Boys and was impressed by how the studio adapted the comic book into a series that can go on and get a sequel. It has perfect world building to give depth to everyone and the set-up so that I was eager to watch each new episode to find out how the story would unfold and now I am eager to watch the second season. This week saw me post about the Japanese films at the Vancouver International Film Festival 2019 and the line-up for Raindance 2019 as well as a review for Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.

What is released this weekend?

Continue reading “Samurai Shifters, Prison 13, Koisuru Antihero The Movie, Niji no Kiseki, Hikari au seimei (inochi). Kokoro ni yorisou. 2, Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku o! Kurenai Densetsu Japanese Film Trailers”

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Kakou no Futari, Ossan’s Love: Love or Dead, Ni no kuni, Revival II Ai to biseibutsu, How to Identify the Correct Bus, Narenai Futari, I’m Crazy, I Want to Be a Farmer, The man most feared by the US military (USA), Seisyun Kaleidoscope, Mugen Foundation, Hoshi o sutete, Riben guizi Japanese Devils Confessions of Imperial Army Soldiers from Japan’s War Against China Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, everyone.

Dear Doctor Ino Two

Autumn is approaching!

I’m at the end of a 12-day working week. I watched a looooot of films. Usually one in the morning (horror/thriller) and then one in the evening (yakuza). I also watched Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood – thoughts on that next week. I have to pack in doing PR for the Kotatsu Japanese Animation Festival which launches in October.

This week I posted about two festivals taking place, Horror Hiho, which is dedicated to horror movies, and OP Pictures pink film festival, which is self-explanatory. There are too many films from both to put in the trailer posts so they got their own separate posts. I also did my preview for the Japanese films at the 2019 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival – lots of master film-makers present.

What films are playing this weekend?

Continue reading “Kakou no Futari, Ossan’s Love: Love or Dead, Ni no kuni, Revival II Ai to biseibutsu, How to Identify the Correct Bus, Narenai Futari, I’m Crazy, I Want to Be a Farmer, The man most feared by the US military (USA), Seisyun Kaleidoscope, Mugen Foundation, Hoshi o sutete, Riben guizi Japanese Devils Confessions of Imperial Army Soldiers from Japan’s War Against China Japanese Film Trailers”

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OP PICTURES+FEST 2019 Films (August 23 – September 05)

OP PICTURES + Fes 2019” is back for another year, screening between August 23-September 5 at Theater Shinjuku, OP Pictures Fest 2019 Poster Tokyo.

Just like last year’s event, this is a collection of pink films produced by the movie production company, Okura Movie, with the racy bits cut out to secure the R15 rating to open it up to a wider audience. Familiar names grace the staff and cast lists although one director from mainstream and indie cinema makes his debut here in a pink film as director and actor. Whether or not he gets up to some steamy action will only be found out by the people that watch these films. There are 15 titles in total and their release pattern is spread out over two weeks and they are screened two per evening.

It goes without saying that this stuff is NSFW so you have been warned.

Here’s the information that is available so far plus a trailer:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Preview of Summer of Horror Hiho 2019

Summer of Horror Hiho is an event running from August 23rd to September 06th where horror flicks get screened in cinemas in east, central and western Horror Hiho Film Festival PosterJapan – Tokyo: Kineka  Oomori in Shinagawa ward; Nagoya: Cinema SKHole in Nakamura ward; Osaka: Theater Seven in Yodogawa ward. Can you remember Vampire Clay? That horror movie was featured as part of this horror movie festival and since then it has travelled around the world and is easily available on legal streaming services so it’s worth keeping an eye on this festival to see what other discoveries there are. This weekend sees another edition of the fest and some of the films have already been shown at western festivals.

What are the film’s in this year’s line-up?

On top of having seminal 70s horror flicks Driller Killer (1979) and The Crazies (1973) there are these films:

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Dance With Me Black Maiden: Chapter A, Aesop’s Game, Cherry Blossoms and Demons, Matsunaga Tenma Murder Case Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, everyone.

Patema Inverted Patema and Age Work Together

I hope you are all well.

I’m midway through a 12-day week and I’ve cushioned each day with films – an 80s horror in the morning and a yakuza movie in the evening. I’ve finished writing initial PR for a film festival that will launch in October and now it’s a case of practising Japanese for guests who will be attending.

This week I posted a review of the film Lying to Mom and a preview of l’Etrange Festival.

What is released this weekend?

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Demolition Girl, Tsumugi’s Radio, One Piece Stampede Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, everyone.

I hope you are all well.

Summer has been flowing nicely and it is now stormy and rainy. I’m at the end of a 12 day work week so I can relax a little. I’ve posted news on the Japanese films playing at the Venice Film Festival this year and a review for the action film The Fable.

What is released this weekend?

Continue reading “Demolition Girl, Tsumugi’s Radio, One Piece Stampede Japanese Film Trailers”

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Melancholic, Dragon Quest: Your Story, Emoshonaruremon tabidachi wa itsumo remon no aji ga suru, anata wa don’na aji ga suru?, Yasashī shatsu kanatasoutarou no tabi, Give Me the Sun, Tokyo Trial – International Military Tribunal for the Far East 4K Digital Restoration, Dear Mr. Yasuo Otsuka, Summer Girl, Watashitachi ha, Japanese Film Trailers

Welcome to the weekend.

I hope everyone is feeling good.

My coverage of some of the festival films screened in New York is over so I’ve got time to do other things like read books and practice Japanese. Well, instead of doing that, I watched a bunch of Seijun Suzuki films!

Anyway, here the week started with the publishing of an interview I did with Takuji Suzuki, the director of the film Randen: The Comings and Goings on a Kyoto Tram. I did it at the Osaka Asian Film Festival. It was also published on VCinema. I then followed that up with news on Naomi Kawase coming to the UK in September to take part in the Open City Documentary Festival where she will present her films and an extended talk and Q&A. The final post of the week was a review of The Gun which screened at the New York Asian Film Festival.

What is released this weekend?

Continue reading “Melancholic, Dragon Quest: Your Story, Emoshonaruremon tabidachi wa itsumo remon no aji ga suru, anata wa don’na aji ga suru?, Yasashī shatsu kanatasoutarou no tabi, Give Me the Sun, Tokyo Trial – International Military Tribunal for the Far East 4K Digital Restoration, Dear Mr. Yasuo Otsuka, Summer Girl, Watashitachi ha, Japanese Film Trailers”