by Jeremy Clarke. Part relationship drama, part love story, part comedy, part science fiction, Before We Vanish is the latest movie by Japanese auteur Kiyoshi Kurosawa to hit UK Blu-ray and may be his strangest ever film. This is saying a lot for a director whose filmography includes horror movies like Pulse (2001), ghost stories […]
by Jeremy Clarke. Pulse aka Kairo (2001) has long been considered one of the key J-Horror films of the last generation, along with Ring (1998) and The Grudge (2002). It remains one of the two films for which director Kiyoshi Kurosawa is most highly regarded, along with his earlier Cure (1997).
Jeremy Clarke on Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s supernatural love story Journey to the Shore. Mizuki (Eri Fukatsu) works as a children’s piano teacher, berated by the mother of a student who tells her that her teaching style should be more upbeat. She seems something of a loner and is spending her evening alone having just baked Shiratama […]