Tag: film

REVIEW: Woman of the Photographs (2020)

A silent and mild-mannered photographer drives into the woods to capture pictures of the local insect life - only for an Instagram model to fall out of a nearby tree. It reads like the opening to some kind of over-the-top comedy. Part of the genius of Woman of the Photographs, a new Japanese drama premiering at ...

REVIEW: The Modern Lovers (2020)

Tatsuo (Ryu Morioka) has long since abandoned life in Tokyo and his dreams of becoming an independent filmmaker. He is married, works a stable office job, and lives in the Kanto countryside. When his college girlfriend Marina (Nanami Kawakami) unexpectedly reconnects, he fakes a business trip to share a hotel tryst with her - and ...

REVIEW: Hit Me Anyone One More Time! (2019)

Keisuke Korada (Kiichi Nakai) is Japan’s all-time least popular Prime Minister. Coarse, corrupt, foul-mouthed, and sexist, his antagonistic behaviour and punitive policies have delivered him the ire of the Japanese people and an approval rating of 2.3%. When a protester hits him in the head with a rock, he is rushed to hospital - only ...

REVIEW: Downhill (2020)

Billie (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and Pete Staunton (Will Ferrell) take a vacation with their two sons to an Austrian ski resort. When an avalanche threatens to kill them over lunch, Pete runs - leaving his wife and children behind, and opening up an emotional rift in their relationship. Downhill, the first feature from Disney's newly acquired ...