Guest Article – Sonatine: Film Review: The Long Excuse

In the very first sequence of the movie, a man is having his hair cut by a woman. He is looking into the mirror, she is in the back. The two of them are chatting in a way it is possible to feel a relationship. The particular thing is that their looks always seem to … Continue reading Guest Article – Sonatine: Film Review: The Long Excuse

Guest Article – Windows on Worlds: Nippon Connection, Day 4

It’s day four of the festival and I’m already feeling quite tired, but Friday is my busiest day so far with five films packed into a busy schedule! It’s also one of the most varied, bouncing back and forth between mainstream and indie, thrillers, gothic romances and family dramas, each directed by veteran filmmakers trying … Continue reading Guest Article – Windows on Worlds: Nippon Connection, Day 4