Tag Archives: Japanese Cinema

Drunken Angel – Film Review

Director: Akira Kurosawa Writer: Keinosuke Uekusa and Akira Kurosawa Starring: Takashi Shimura, Toshiro Mifune, Reizaburo Yamamoto, and Noriko Sengoku Rating: ★★★½ Drunken Angel was Kurosawa’s seventh film, and more notably his first film of sixteen to star Toshio Mifune. Released … Continue reading

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Orochi – Film Review

Director: Buntarō Futagawa Starring: Tsumasaburō Bandō, Misao Seki, Utako Tamaki, Kensaku Haruji Rating: ★★★★ Orochi is one of the earliest surviving Japanese films from 1925. At almost a hundred years old the film is significant as a piece of history. … Continue reading

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We Couldn’t Become Adults – A Depressing Story About Growing Older and Time Lost – Film Review

Director: Yoshihiro Mori Writer: Ryô Takada Starring: Mirai Moriyama, Sairi Itoh, Masahiro Higashide, Sumire, Atsushi Shinohara, Yuko Oshima, and Masato Haiwara Rating: ★★★★ We Couldn’t Become Adults is a reflective film, that shows a forty-six-year-old man looking back on his … Continue reading

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Tokyo Drifter

Director: Seijun Suzuki Starring: Tetsuya Watari, Chieko Matsubara, Hideaki Nitani, Tamio Kawaji and Tuyoshi Yoshida Rating: 3.5/5 Seijun Suzuki directed around 40 films in a little over a decade from 1956 to 1967, for one company, Nikkatsu. Most of these … Continue reading

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