Reviews and Reports

Reviews of Japanese Films

A collection of some of my reviews printed in The Daily Yomiuri. It has not been updated in quite a while due to site problems, but it features a good set of reviews of Japanese cinema just when it was getting exciting in the late 1990s. I will upload some later reviews in the near future.

Here are some reviews and reports on films and other movie events on Tangemania:


The Borrower Arrietty / Karigurashi no Arietti (Yonebayashi Hiromasa, 2010)

Children of the Dark (Sakamoto Junji, 2008)

From Up on Poppy Hill (Miyazaki Goro, 2011)

Live Tape (Matsue Tetsuaki, 2009)

Tokyo Tower: Me and Mom, and Sometimes Dad (Matsuoka Joji, 2007)

Yatterman (Miike Takashi, 2009)

Olo: The Boy from Tibet (Iwasa Hisaya, 2012)

Sharing (Shinozaki Makoto, 2014)

Film Events:

Alt-SCMS (2009)

Hara Kazuo Symposium (2009)

Japan Society of Image Arts and Science (2010)

Koreeda Hirokazu at Yale 1 (2011)

Koreeda Hirokazu at Yale 2 (2011)

Kurosawa Akira Symposium (2008)

Relocating Ozu: The Question of an Asian Cinema Aesthetic (2010)

Tokyo FilmEx Symposium 2009

Tokyo International Film Festival 2009

Tokyo International Film Festival 2017 and the Asahi “Katte ni Grand Prix” Award

Tokyo International Film Festival 2017: Japanese Films

Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival 2009

Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival 2017

Yoshida Kiju and Okada Mariko at Harvard (2009)

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