Cast Member: Akira Emoto
IchiMar 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 CherryMar 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 FallMay 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 GodzillaJul 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 JapanMay 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’tJun 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.
Survival FamilyJan 15, 2019
The humour is never forced and the drama never over-cooked, meaning that as a whole, the film hits its targets with remarkable accuracy.
The AdmiralFeb 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 AppJun 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.
VillainJun 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.
ZatoichiJul 1, 2015
Kitano directs with his usual quirky measured style punctuating the narrative with his classic odd ball humour.