• Ichi

    Mar 28, 2015

    Unpretentious, well crafted, a great central performance and some excellent action make ‘Ichi’ a hugely enjoyable experience and refreshing take on the samurai genre.

  • Moon And Cherry

    Mar 10, 2015

    It may not be to everyone’s taste but ‘Moon And Cherry’ is a little heard of gem, which features excellent performances and a mature view on some serious and saucy subject matter.

  • Rain Fall

    May 16, 2015

    A slick looking thriller set and shot in Tokyo, ‘Rain Fall’ had all the makings of an exciting Bourne type action ride but unfortunately ends up as a dull, dreary and often pompous experience.

  • Shin Godzilla

    Jul 9, 2017

    Not sure what it wants to be, the latest Japanese production of their beloved property is not the triumphant return some had hoped.

  • Sinking Of Japan

    May 26, 2015

    If you’ve seen any of the recent Hollywood disaster movies, then you pretty much know exactly what to expect from ‘Sinking Of Japan’.

  • Sumo Do, Sumo Don’t

    Jun 4, 2015

    Imbued with that understated eccentricity that many Japanese comedies have used so effectively, Masayuki Suo’s homage to his country’s unique culture proves to be a winning effort.

  • The Admiral

    Feb 16, 2015

    ‘The Admiral’ is often thrilling and stirring, if a little over stretched on the running time, and it’s refreshing to see a war film not just rely on lots of huge battles scenes for entertainment.

  • Time Trip App

    Jun 14, 2015

    There are so much better examples of Japanese comedy out there which means that ‘Time Trip App’ has very little to recommend it.

  • Villain

    Jun 22, 2015

    ‘Villain’ is not a whodunnit – the identity of the killer is uncovered early on in the film. It is, however, a whydidtheydoit (that’s not going to catch on is it) and quite an excellent one too.

  • Zatoichi

    Jul 1, 2015

    Kitano directs with his usual quirky measured style punctuating the narrative with his classic odd ball humour.