Tag: Japan

REVIEW: Tag (2015)

For a while there Sion Sono really seemed to be out to claim the title of Japan's busiest film director. While he has slowed down in recent years, in 2015 he managed to knock out five feature films and a TV movie all in the space of 12 months: All Esper Dayo! SP, Shinjuku Swan, Love ...

REVIEW: April Story (1998)

Uzuki (Takako Matsu) is a quiet and underconfident young woman who makes the move from Hokkaido to Tokyo to study at university. She struggles to make friends and fit in, all the while dwelling on the reason - initially unknown to the audience - why she elected to study so far from home. April Story is ...

REVIEW: The Uchoten Hotel (2006)

On New Year's Eve inside a luxury Tokyo hotel, a maid (Takako Matsu) gets confused for an industrialist's lover, an honoured deer specialist has an unexpected encounter with his actual lover, that lover targets a disgraced senator-in-hiding, a manager (Koji Yakusho) runs into his wife at the worst possible moment, an aspiring musician decides to quit his ...

REVIEW: Your Name (2016)

High schooler Mitsuha (Mone Kamishiraishi) lives in the mountainous Japanese town of Itomori, but yearns for the city life of Tokyo. One day she wakes up in the body of a Tokyo teenager named Taki (Ryunosuke Kamiki) and he in turn wakes up in hers. Back and forth they swap, gradually growing to know each ...

REVIEW: Godzilla (1984)

Thirty years after the giant monster Godzilla terrorised the people of Tokyo, the invincible beast returns. After Godzilla destroys a Soviet nuclear submarine Japan finds itself caught between both Cold War super-powers, as both the USA and the USSR threaten to launch a nuclear strike on Japanese soil to eliminate Godzilla once and for all. ...