picture: 'Intergalactic Tokusatsu: Charting The Japanese Space Opera, Part 1'
Category
Feature
Published
21 March 2014

Intergalactic Tokusatsu: Charting The Japanese Space Opera, Part 1

Distant galaxies and hostile worlds, interplanetary disaster and mighty monsters: the first in a two-part odyssey into the Japanese space opera.

picture: 'Crime Hunter'
Category
Film Review
Published
7 February 2014

Crime Hunter

Year
1989

The film that kicked off the straight-to-video V-cinema boom of the 1990s and helped rejuvenate Japanese cinema.

picture: 'Ninja Kids!!!'
Category
Film Review
Published
31 January 2014

Ninja Kids!!!

Year
2011

An absurdist action comedy for children that displays some of Takashi Miike's greatest efforts at formal innovation.

picture: 'Sound Hunting'
Category
Film Review
Published
2 December 2013

Sound Hunting

Year
2013

A radical and mischievous farewell to 8mm film that evokes much more.

picture: 'Penance'
Category
Film Review
Published
9 August 2013

Penance

Year
2012

Kiyoshi Kurosawa returns to filmmaking with a sprawling tale of crime and punishment.

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picture: 'The V-Cinema Notebook, Part 1'
Category
Feature
Published
22 February 2014

The V-Cinema Notebook, Part 1

Tom Mes commences a journey through one of the most important developments in recent Japanese film.

picture: 'Midnight Eye’s Best (and Worst) of 2013'
Category
Feature
Published
10 January 2014

Midnight Eye’s Best (and Worst) of 2013

While the Japanese film industry turns increasingly 'insular', what do the writers at Midnight Eye make of the releases of 2013?

Category
Book Review
Published
21 December 2013
picture: 'Gun and Sword: An Encyclopedia of Japanese Gangster Films 1955-1980'

Gun and Sword: An Encyclopedia of Japanese Gangster Films 1955-1980

At 820 pages, Chris D's long-in-the-making yakuza movie tome has been worth the wait.

Category
Book Review
Published
3 September 2012
picture: 'Tokyo Cyberpunk: Posthumanism in Japanese Visual Culture'

Tokyo Cyberpunk: Posthumanism in Japanese Visual Culture

Steven T. Brown's inspiring and long-overdue exploration of a genre that remains relevant.

Category
Book Review
Published
13 May 2011
picture: 'Japanese Counterculture: The Antiestablishment Art of Terayama Shuji'

Japanese Counterculture: The Antiestablishment Art of Terayama Shuji

Examining Steven C. Ridgely's new study of one of the most fascinating and enigmatic figures in Japanese film and art.

Category
Book Review
Published
14 March 2011
picture: 'A Page of Madness: Cinema and Modernity in 1920s Japan'

A Page of Madness: Cinema and Modernity in 1920s Japan

Aaron Gerow clarifies the many mysteries and misconceptions surrounding Teinosuke Kinugasa's silent classic.

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