Tag: Tom Wilmot

September 15, 2022 · 0 comments

Love Me, Love Me Not

Love Me, Love Me Not

By Tom Wilmot. In the spring before her first year of high school, the shy Yuna feels lost when her best friend moves away. However, it isn’t long before she’s thrown into the company of Akari, a spritely girl who has moved into the same apartment building. To begin with, the two couldn’t be more […]

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 5, 2022 · 0 comments

Zokki

Zokki

By Tom Wilmot. Quirky Japanese comedies are a dime a dozen these days, so in order for one to truly stand out from the crowd, it needs to do something a little more unique. Such is the case for Zokki, a comedy-anthology based on Hiroyuki Ohashi’s manga collection of the same name. Helmed by a […]

May 17, 2022 · 0 comments

To Sleep So As to Dream

To Sleep So As to Dream

By Tom Wilmot. After her daughter, Bellflower (Moe Kamura), is kidnapped by the shady M. Pathé company, Madame Cherryblossom (Fujiko Fukamizu) reaches out to private investigator Uotsuka (Shiro Sano) for help. Along with his assistant Kobayashi (Koji Otake), and a whole load of boiled eggs, Uotsuka embarks on a seemingly endless hunt for the missing […]

May 5, 2022 · 0 comments

Funky Forest

Funky Forest

By Tom Wilmot. While misguided pre-conceptions have resulted in many Japanese films being flippantly and unjustly branded as ‘weird’ or ‘perverted’, I struggle to find two words more wholly appropriate to describe Funky Forest: The First Contact (2005) and The Warped Forest (2011). Released in the West for the first time by Third Window Films, this pair of outrageous […]

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