Notable Director Review Archive

Kiyoshi Kurosawa Notable Director Review Archive

As I continue to review films I keep running into the same directors and I have come to admire them and dedicate seasons to them. I know that I will continue to watch films from them. Therefore it might be sensible to keep track of my reviews by prominent directors. I am big on auteur theory and whenever I find a film I like I always want to know what else a director has done. Thus, expect this page to showcase the oeuvre of the likes of Shinya Tsukamoto, Kim Ji-Won, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Sion Sono and others.

I know that the name order varies – I will use the Korean way of laying out a name for Korean directors while I will use the western way of laying out a name for Japanese directors but this is how I speak about filmmakers in real life.

There are big spaces in some places and the pictures are all weird shapes and sizes but that is because I have yet to review a lot of films and when I do, the pictures will alter. I will keep updating this page much like my film review archive so check back from time to time if you want to see what I thought about a particular title.


Miwa NishikawaMiwa Nishikawa Hebi Ichigo Direction

Dreams for Sale

Dear Doctor

The Long Excuse


Wild Berries

Noriko Yuasa    

Girl, Wavering

Looking for my lost Sunflowers

Ordinary Everyday

Coming Back Sunny

Coming Back Sunny Interview


Mipo O    

Being Good

The Light Shines Only There

Quirky Guys and Gals




Gakuryu IshiiGakuryu Ishii

Angel Dust

Bitter Honey

Isn’t Anyone Alive?

That’s It

Kiyoshi KurosawaKiyoshi Kurosawa Loft

Before We Vanish

Bright Future



Cure: The Power of Suggestion


Eyes of the Spider

Guard From Underground, The

License to Live







Serpent’s Path

Seventh Code

Sweet Home

Tokyo Sonata

Kiyoshi Kurosawa Season and Biography

Sion SonoSono Sion


Cold Fish

Exte: Hair Extensions

The Forest of Love


The Land of Hope

Love & Peace

Love Exposure

Noriko’s Dinner Table

Sion Sono, The

Strange Circus

Suicide Circle


The Virgin Psychics

Whispering Star, The

Why Don’t You Play in Hell?

Sion Sono Season 1

Sion Sono Season 2

Shinya Tsukamoto           Shinya Tsukamoto

Bullet Ballet

Fires on the Plain



Nightmare Detective

A Snake of June

Tetsuo: The Iron Man

Tetsuo: Body Hammer

Tokyo Fist


Shinya Tsukamoto Season


Takashi Miike           Miike Takashi

13 Assassins

As the Gods Will


For Love’s Sake

Ninja Kids!!!

One Missed Call

Takashi Shimizu           Takashi Shimizu, director of Ju-On

Blonde Kwaidan

Ju-On: The Curse

Ju-On: The Curse 2

Yuya Ishii      

The Great Passage                   Yuya Ishii

Mitsuko Delivers

Sawako Decides

The Tokyo Night Sky is Always the Densest Shade of Blue

Koji Fukada                Koji Fukada Film Director

Human Comedy Tokyo



Au revoir l’ete



Yalta Conference Online

East of Jefferson

The Real Thing (TV Drama)

Naomi Kawase

Naomi Kawase Director Image
Naomi Kawase, Director



Sweet Bean



Takeshi Kitano    Takeshi Kitano The Kids Return




Getting Any?


Hirokazu Kore-eda   

Hirokazu Koreeda Cannes 2018 Shoplifters Palme d'or
(Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)


The Third Murder

Still Walking

Like Father, Like Son


Our Little Sister

After the Storm


Yuzo KawashimaYuzo Kawashima

Graceful Brute

Room For Let

The Temple of Wild Geese


Kim Jee-Woon           Kim Jee-Woon

A Bittersweet Life

I Saw the Devil

The Quiet Family

Kim Ki-Duk                      


Park Chan-Wook                     Park Chan-Wook


Everywhere Else

Werner Herzog                                                                                Herzog in Cave of Forgotten Dreams

The Bad Lieutenant Port of Call: New Orleans

The Cave of Forgotten Dreams 3D

Nosferatu the Vampyre

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