Lowlife Love

Lowlife Love (下衆の愛) Director: Eiji Uchida Country: Japan Year: 2015 Watch the film on Filmdoo Warning: this movie will leave you with a nasty aftertaste. A dark comedy, and a borderline parody of the indie film industry in Japan, the story … Continue reading

Top 8 Fight Scenes in Asian Movies

What can I say – I do enjoy well choreographed and edited fight scenes. I think they are an excellent fusion of martial arts, film arts and trickery arts, that make you believe the fight and appreciate the beauty of … Continue reading

Petal Dance

Petal Dance (ペタル ダンス) Director: Hiroshi Ishikawa Country: Japan Year: 2013 “Petal Dance” on Amazon. 物の哀れ Mononoaware a Japanese word that can be roughly translated as “the pathos of things.”  It is the awareness of the impermanence of all things and the … Continue reading

JAPAN CUTS 2016

JAPAN CUTS is back and it is their 10th anniversary. JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film, the largest celebration of new Japanese cinema in North America, is 11 days of blockbusters, documentaries, animations, new classics and avant-garde from Japan’s latest … Continue reading