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The Choices in Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer

The Choices in Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer

(The video contains spoilers) The name behind this video is Tony Zhou, which always offers insightful comments about movies & visual storytelling — he’s done videos on Satoshi Kon, or David Fincher for example. It’s always an interesting way to underline what seems to be done so effortless one does not really notice it, even […]

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Teaser for Kitano’s Ryuzo And The Seven Henchmen

Teaser for Kitano's Ryuzo And The Seven Henchmen

What has Takeshi Kitano been up to? More than two years after the release of his yakuza sequel Outrage Beyond, the Japanese director recently spoke out about the current state of the Japanese film industry, during a talk session at the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival (Oct 23-31, 2014) — where Kitano received the “Samurai […]

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Interview with Aaron Gerow

Interview with Aaron Gerow

Earlier this year, we invited you to watch this insightful video interview with Aaron Gerow, who was talking about Japanese film theory — among other things! He’s a professor of Japanese cinema at Yale University, who runs the KineJapan list — one of the few places online where you can discuss Japanese movies.

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The World of Japanese Special Effects

The World of Japanese Special Effects

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Godzilla, the Japanese TV network NHK has produced this incredible (english-friendly) documentary about the world of Japanese special effects — aka Tokusatsu. This 46-min long documentary serves as an insightful homage to those (starting with Eiji Tsuburaya) who created visually stunning effects that inspired generations of viewers.

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Review: Sion Sono’s Tokyo Tribe

(Critique) Tokyo Tribe de Sion Sono

The anarchy reigns in a near future Tokyo where several gangs fight against each others to take control of the city…

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Review: Takashi Miike’s Over Your Dead Body

Review: Takashi Miike's Over Your Dead Body

Takashi Miike is full of surprises. The man has gained wide attention in the West more than 10 years ago with horror/gore films such as Audition, Ichi the Killer, Visitor Q… Miike has always been an active director, always working on new projects, trying different genres, different subjects, delivering 2 or 3 films each year, […]

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