Category Archives: Japanese Movies

The World’s First Official Godzilla Store!

Anyone interested in the Godzilla films, the ‘Kaiju’ tradition, or Japanese pop culture in general may well be interested in the first store dedicated exclusively to the big green behemoth! The Godzilla Store opened on October 30th 2017 – to … Continue reading

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New Film of Japan’s Greatest Artist

In the years before he died, Katsushika Hokusai is reported to have said: “If Heaven will grant me just five more years, then I will become a real painter.” This showed the acerbic wit of the man whose work has … Continue reading

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Guests at Tora-san’s Table

The other day, some fine late spring weather brought the 303 Crew to Katsushika-ku, in the extreme northeast part of Tokyo. This is a part of Shitamachi (the downtown oldest part of the capital) that Your Humble Narrator has never … Continue reading

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Nagisa Oshima: 1932 – 2013.

Winston Saint takes a look at one of the Japanese film director’s greatest achievements – “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence”. Here.

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Ghost Stories for a Japanese Summer

DATA EXPUNGED

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We Interrupt This Program

Dear Readers, Due to a family emergency next week I shall be in the UK. I am hoping to put up a report when I get back – but until then, here’s this.

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Film Round-Up

Not exactly new, but definitely a couple of things to watch out for. “”Tetsuo: The Bullet Man” is the third in Shinya Tsukamoto’s “Tetsuo” series, and the first in English language … and “Enter the Void” is Gaspar Noe’s grim … Continue reading

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Media Tectonics 5/24

I’m delighted to announce a new group with a new series of seminars – Media Tectonics, at the brand new Wesley Centre in Minami-Aoyama. Pictured is film-maker Doug Campbell, who gave an inspirational and sometimes hysterically funny lecture. I’ll be … Continue reading

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