Reviews and Reports

Reviews of Japanese Films

A collection of some of my reviews printed in The Daily Yomiuri. It does not have my later reviews, but it features a good set of reviews of Japanese cinema just when it was getting exciting in the late 1990s.

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)

Conversations in Silence 1: A Page of Madness (2018)

Conversations in Silence 2: Fukujuso (2018)

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)

Nichigei Film Festival and The Solitary One (2017)

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

Tokyo FilmEx Symposium 2009

Tokyo FilmEx 2017 and the Independent Cinema Guild

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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