Tag Archives: Japan

Gamera vs Guiron – Monster Mondays

The fifth entry to the Gamera series continues the space theme of the previous film. It involves three children seeing a spaceship through a telescope and going out to investigate. Two boys end up on the spaceship, which then returns … Continue reading

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What I’m Planning on Reading this Year

Happy Friday! Since it’s still very early into 2022, I’m making plans of the books I’m going to read before the year is out. First up is something I started reading yesterday. Sanshirō by Natsume Sōseki. It’s a shortish book, around … Continue reading

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Rashomon – Film Review

Director: Akira Kurosawa Writers: Akira Kurosawa and Shinobu Hashimoto Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyō, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki Rating: ★★★★½ Akira Kurosawa’s Rashomon is a good contender for one of the most important films ever made. It was … Continue reading

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Three Outlaw Samurai – Film Review

Director: Hideo Gosha Writers: Keiichi Abe, Eizaburo Shiba, Hideo Gosha Starring: Tetsuro Tamba, Isamu Nagato, Mikijirō Hira, Yoshiko Kayama, Kyoko Aoi, Junkichi Orimoto, Hisashi Igawa, Kamatari Fujiwara Rating: ★★★★ Director Hideo Gosha, made his start with TV shows, before moving … Continue reading

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Gamera vs. Gyaos – Monster Mondays!

So, we’re back again, this time with the third film in the Gamera series. This time an underwater earthquake sets a chain reaction that causes Mt. Fuji to erupt. Gamera, now just a fully-fledged hero, arrives and saves the day. … Continue reading

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