Feb 21, 2015
As an introduction to the lunacy of Wangan precinct and Japanese protocol in general, ‘Bayside Shakedown’ more than holds the attention with its zesty pace and attempts to do things a little differently.
Jul 19, 2015
A really entertaining ride that delivers thanks to a pacey script, genuine moments of amusement and enjoyable performances from everyone involved.
Jan 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.
Nov 21, 2022
‘The Magic Hour’ is a fun comedy, though not the classic it promises to be. It still has an enormous amount to recommend it though and is a good starting point for those looking into Japanese comedy.
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.