Over the Town, My Blood & Bones in a Flowing Galaxy, A Garden of Camellias, Supporting Actors 2: Moshimo 100-nin Meiwakiyaku ga Eiga o Tsukuttara, BLUE ブルー, Osaka Loan Shark, Yako Aru Teiji Seikoko no Monogatari, Japanese Film Trailers

Happy Weekend, everyone.

Over the Town Yuki (Moeka Hoshi) and Ao (Ryuya Wakaba)

I hopee you are doing good!

While I was watching Wong Kar-Wai films last week, this week was all about Osaka Asian Film Festival titles and Peninsula, the sequel to Train to Busan, which is on Amazon Prime. In terms of the Osaka films, I posted an interview with Hiroshi Gokan, director of Gotō-san and I rewrote my review here and sent it to V-Cinema where it was published alongside the interview – a similar case with JOINT and that film’s director Oudai Kojima. Thanks go out to the directors for making the films and to everyone involved in taking part in the interviews!

I also posted a review of the documentary Green Jail and the drama Over the Town.

What was released this weekend?

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Ura Aka – L’Aventure, Sower of Seeds 4 Tanemaku Tabibito Karen (Hasu) no Kagayaki, Good-bye, Farmer’s Wife, Handle with Care! Part 1 Angel Advent and Other Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, again!

Days of Being Wild Cast Together

This is the follow-up post to yesterday’s. Since I posted it, I watched a couple of Wong Kar-Wai films and more episodes of the anime adaptation of Blade of the Immortal.

What else was released this weekend?

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ZOKKI, Signal The Movie, Masamune Datenicle the Movie, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time 4DX, Homunculus, Wasted Eggs Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, everyone.

The Eel Film Image Takura (Koji Yakusho) and Keiko (Misa Shimizu)

I took some time out this week to do other stuff, so there were no posts. I’ve skipped straight to the trailers. In viewing news, I’ve re-watched a number of Wong Kar-Wai films and also started watching the anime adaptation of Blade of the Immortal. Also, the Heroic Purgatory podcast episode covering Shohei Imamura’s The Eel has gone live.

What is released this weekend?

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Green Jail, Ogawa Dorama Tokugawa ☆ Ieyasu, Searching for the Wolf, Zero-One Others: Kamen Rider MetsubouJinrai, Hitsuji to Mikan to Nichiyoubi, Lost Fist Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, again.

The Day of Destruction Film Image 2

I hope that you are all well this Saturday!

This is the second part of my weekend trailer post. You can find the first part here.

What else was released this weekend?

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Junk Head, The Blue Danube, Kiba: The Fangs of Fiction, Girlz und Panzer das Finale Part 3, K4 Company THE MOVIE Cardboard of the Day, SHORT TRIAL PROJECT 2020, Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, everyone.

Pop Rina Ono

I hope everyone is doing fine.

This is the first of a two-part trailer post (six trailers today, six tomorrow) and it comes almost a week after recording a podcast about the Shohei Imamura film The Eel. I spent most of last week watching Imamura films.

This week just flew by and I haven’t consumed as much, just the anime for Blade of the ImmortalI Think We’re Alone Now, and Leaving DC, which are on Amazon Prime, and POP! which was at the Osaka Asian Film Festival. Here’s my review for POP!. I also posted a news item about a double-bill of Toshiaki Toyoda films playing in Chicago’s Music Box cinema and a new project by the director.

What are some of the first films of the weekend?

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Kontora, Caution, Hazardous Wife: The Movie, You’re Not Normal, Either, Left of Chopin, Ikiro Shimada Akira Senchuu Saigo no Okinawa Kenchiji, Me and the Cult Leader, Eiga Healin’ Good ♥ Precure Yume no Machi de Kyun! tto GoGo!, and Other Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, everyone!

Itomichi Film Ren Komai and Mei Kurokawa

I hope that you are all doing well.

This week I covered a couple of Osaka Asian Film Festival posts with my interview with Oudai Kojima going live as well as my review of the Satoko Yokohama film Ito. For now, I’ll be watching some Shohei Imamura films.

What is scheduled for Japanese cinemas this weekend?

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Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time, Love, Life and Goldfish, Banzai! Here is Lover Road, Brave: Gunjyo Senki, Grave of Love, Shimajirou to Sora Tobu Fune Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend, everyone!

 

I hope that you are all well.

In normal times, as a member of the Osaka Asian Film Festival (OAFF), I’d be over in Japan watching films and meeting people. AND EATING OKONOMIYAKI! Instead, Covid-19 struck and it has been a year of keeping safe and rebuilding. I’ve been going into work occasionally but spent more time at home and this has been my situation for this year’s edition of OAFF. I’ve been helping out on various things whilst still writing reviews and conducting interviews (via e-mail) and so I’ve put up a bunch here already.

Keep Rolling – Thanks to this documentary, I now know everything there is to know about Ann Hui!

Three Sisters – You have to laugh otherwise you’d cry in this South Korean drama

The Slug – OHMYGOD,IWANTTOCRYINTHISSUBTLEANDHEARTBREAKINGFILMFROMSOUTHKOREA

JOINT – well-shot and gripping crime film charting Japan’s underworld!

yes, yes, yes – powerful drama that will make you love your family more!

An interview with the director of yes, yes, yes – find out the background to one of the best films of OAFF2021

Goto-san – Haha, a rom-com set in an internet cafe oH nO, we’ve turned a corner and now it’s a ride through the capitalist hellscape!

I hope that we all stay safe and overcome Covid-19. I know I’ll return to Osaka when that happens.

What was released this week?

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ARIA The CREPUSCOLO, The Sun Does Not Move, Kokumin no sentaku, 14-Sai no shiori, NO CALL NO LIFE, The Drifting Post Japanese Film Trailers

Happy Middle of the Week!

Eiji Funakoshi Ten Dark Women

I hope that you are all well.

I’m going to be covering the Osaka Asian Film Festival from the UK for this year. Due to Covid-19, travel has been cancelled but the internet is still a thing. I’ve been working for the fest for a while already and I’ve now moved on to writing reviews. I’ll be posting them here and hopefully getting some on V-Cinema. So, starting soon, reviews of some of the latest Asian films to hit cinema screens will be coming! This is why the trailer post is a couple of days early.

What is released in Japan this weekend?

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Kikoenakatta Ano Hi, That Day I Couldn’t Hear, Nijuu no machi koutai-chi no uta o amu, Redline, Tokyo 7th Sisters: Bokura wa Aozora ni Naru Japanese Film Trailers

Happy weekend!

The Taste of Tea Image

Welcome to the third and final trailer post of this week.

Here are links to PART ONE and PART TWO of the trailer post.

What are the final films released this weekend?

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March Comes in Like a Lion, Pornographer: Playback, Under the Turquoise Sky, You with a 1-meter Radius, Let’s Walk Upward Japanese Film Trailers

Happy Weekend, everyone.

Mind Game Film Image 5

Welcome to the second trailer post of the week.

You can find the first one here.

What else is released this weekend?

Continue reading “March Comes in Like a Lion, Pornographer: Playback, Under the Turquoise Sky, You with a 1-meter Radius, Let’s Walk Upward Japanese Film Trailers”