Tag: cinema

September 24, 2022 · 0 comments

Seven Days War

Seven Days War

By Shelley Pallis. Mamoru and Aya have known each other since they were six years old, but now they are awkward teens… well, he is an awkward teen, unable to express his true feelings for his childhood friend, and panicking now that she is about to move away. In a moment of weakness, he proposes […]

September 6, 2022 · 0 comments

Books: Japanese Cinema

Books: Japanese Cinema

By Jasper Sharp. There are many paths one might take through the vast and varied terrain of Japanese cinema. Peter Cowie’s addition to the ever-expanding range of publications on a subject – so thoroughly pioneered, surveyed and demarcated by fans, pundits and scholars alike over the decades – provides cause for thought that there is […]

August 12, 2022 · 0 comments

Bullet Train

Bullet Train

By Jonathan Clements. One of the carriages on the Kyoto shinkansen is a mauve hellscape of high-pitched voices and big eyes, devoted to the irritating but mercifully fictional anime mascot character Momonga. Every now and then the duelling assassins in David Leitch’s Bullet Train have to traverse it, subject to invasive entreaties to be someone’s […]

July 26, 2022 · 0 comments

Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle

Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle

By Tom Wilmot. Nearly fifty years after he re-emerged from the jungle, Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda remains a fascinating and controversial figure. The World War II soldier famously surrendered in 1974, having held out on the small Filipino island of Lubang for the better part of thirty years, convinced that Japan’s conflict with the Allies was […]

July 20, 2022 · 0 comments

Red Angel

Red Angel

by Jeremy Clarke. An army nurse is sent to China in director Yasuzo Masumura’s Red Angel (1966). Or as a slogan in one of the film’s trailers puts it, “on the battlefield where life and death is decided.”

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