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Top Japanese Films of 2014 (J-Film Magazines)

Top Japanese Films of 2014 (J-Film Magazines)

Like every year, some Japanese film magazines are publishing their Top 10 of the year, giving us an idea about the main “attractions” produced over there. It’s always an interesting way to discover titles we may haven’t heard about, and it’s, also, always the same feeling… Japanese films are hardly coming out of Japan, major […]

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Trailer for Sion Sono’s Shinjuku Swan

Trailer for Sion Sono's Shinjuku Swan

That’s a big surprise, according to Variety Asia, Japanese cult director Sion Sono isn’t planning to release only 2 films in 2015 — the punk-family-friendly-kaiju eiga Love & Peace, and Shinjuku Swan — but 6, including Hisohiso Boshi, a Fukushima-themed film (the other projects have yet to be announced).

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Trailer for Sion Sono’s Love & Peace!

Trailer for Sion Sono's Love & Peace!

2015 will be a busy year for Japanese director Sion Sono, with two films already set to be released. There’s Shinjuku Swan, which is Sono’s biggest-budget to date, the live adaptation of the manga of the same name, portraying the world of adult entertainment. And there’s other project, quite different.

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Interview with Stephen Sarrazin (Japanese cinema)

Interview with Stephen Sarrazin (Japanese cinema)

Stephen Sarrazin has been writing on Japanese cinema for more than 20 years–he’s been published in many publications from Les Cahiers to HK Magazine. Living in Japan, he had many opportunities to discuss & interview people from the Japanese film industry, like directors, film festival directors… Giving him insights on the state of this industry […]

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The Most Anticipated Asian Movies of 2015

Asian Movies 2015

AN INSPECTOR CALLS

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Focus: Tomu Uchida’s Miyamoto Musashi

Focus: Tomu Uchida's Miyamoto Musashi

With the exclusive DVD release of all 6 Tomu Uchida’s Miyamoto Musashi films in France (Wild Side Video), we took the the opportunity to talk with Fabrice Arduini, one of the men who has worked on this release — and who happens to be the film programmer at the Japanese Foundation in Paris. During our […]

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