Japan

  • News

    Udine FEFF23 unveils packed programme for online and in-cinema audiences

    The upcoming FEFF will take place at Udine and online from 24 June to 2 July…

  • Review

    Big Tits Zombie

    A cult favourite, which achieved a mainstream breakthrough of sorts thanks to its title and AV cast…

    3.5 stars
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    Guilty of Romance

    The third part of Sion Sono’s ‘Hate Trilogy’ is a twisted tale of true crime depravity and murder…

    5 stars
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    Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train

    Now Japan’s highest-grossing film, will this series become a masterpiece or mainstream?…

    3.5 stars
  • Review

    Homunculus

    For his latest, Takashi Shimizu adapts a supernatural mystery manga, with mixed results…

    2 stars
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    Giants and Toys

    There’s no honour among thieves or salarymen in 50’s Japan…

    4 stars
  • Review

    Giants and Toys

    A classic critique of capitalism and materialism that has not lost any of its relevance…

    4.5 stars
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    Helter Skelter

    A nightmarish, hallucinogenic exploration of the excesses of the Japanese fashion industry…

    4 stars
  • Review

    Cold Fish

    A typically wild and offbeat take on the serial killer genre from Japanese auteur Sion Sono…

    5 stars
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    Me and the Cult Leader

    A life-affirming take on a difficult subject…

    3.5 stars
  • Review

    Battle Royale II: Requiem

    Hardly well-received on its original release, the overlong and muddled 2003 sequel hasn’t held up well…

    2 stars
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    Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    In between coincidences and fate…

    4 stars
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    Battle Royale

    Kinji Fukasaku’s classic returns with a new edition nearly 20 years after it was first released in the UK…

    5 stars
  • Review

    Underdog

    Take shows that the heroism of boxing lies in the subjective meaning that propels jabs, hooks and uppercuts…

    3.5 stars
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    Luginsky

    Bizarre yet mesmerising experimental animation…

    3 stars
  • Review

    All Night Long 3: The Final Chapter

    Katsuya Matsumura moves away from revenge for the third in the series, and into even nastier territory…

    4 stars
  • Review

    All Night Long 2: Atrocity

    The second part of Katsuya Matsumura’s infamous series lives up to its billing…

    3.5 stars
FEFF 2020