Writer: Shinobu Yaguchi
Adrenaline DriveFeb 16, 2015
‘Adrenaline Drive’ is often hilarious, sometimes filled with genuine tension and with a humanity at its core that is a delightful addition to the many other strengths.
Happy FlightMar 22, 2015
‘Happy Flight’ benefits from the versatility of Haruka Ayase – as good in a comedy as she has been in action flicks like ‘Ichi’ – and a variety of low-key characters who give the story a charm of its own.
My Secret CacheMay 3, 2015
A delightful adventure that has belly laughs weaved together with the odd moment of social commentary.
Robo-GMay 18, 2015
Utilising a premise that is tailor-made for technology-mad Japanese audiences, Yaguchi achieves a partial return to the superlative form of yesteryear.
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.
Swing GirlsJun 6, 2015
With a wonderful, toe-tapping soundtrack, a gallery of amiable characters and a gutsy energy, ‘Swing Girls’ is a resounding success.
WaterboysJun 23, 2015
Featuring a number of laugh-out-loud moments that undoubtedly transcend traditional language barriers, this is a heart-warming production that squeezes every last drop of entertainment value from its concept.