Tag: cinema

January 25, 2023 · 0 comments

Japan Foundation Tour 2023

Japan Foundation Tour 2023

by Jeremy Clarke. This year’s Japan Foundation (JPF) Touring Programme, which runs throughout February and March and is celebrating its 20th edition, contains three manga-related live-action films and one anime. With screening venues spread widely over the UK, it covers the following two dozen UK cities: Aberystwyth, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Chester, Colchester, Coventry, […]

December 23, 2022 · 0 comments

Girls Who Leapt Through Time

Girls Who Leapt Through Time

By Andrew Osmond. Readers of this blog will know The Girl Who Leapt Through Time as the seminal breakthrough film by Mamoru Hosoda, the future director of Belle and Mirai. But if you search on on Amazon, you’ll notice there are other versions of the story, including a recently-added live-action film by director Nobuhiko Obayashi. […]

December 20, 2022 · 0 comments

A Fugitive from the Past

A Fugitive from the Past

by Jeremy Clarke. Voted third in Kinema Junpo magazine’s 1999 list of the greatest Japanese film of all time, Tomu Uchida’s A Fugitive From The Past (1965) is the pinnacle of a directorial career that also includes Bloody Spear At Mount Fuji (1955) and The Mad Fox (1962). In the poll, it was beaten by […]

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 […]

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