Here are some reviews of Japanese films.

Japanese Movies

Like Father Like Son

Like Father Like Son

in Japanese Movies

What makes a father? Filiation through blood or just the time spent with a son? This is the question that director Eda Hirokazu Kore tries to answer since the birth of his child. In Like Father Like Son, a wealthy family learns that the child they have been raising for 6 years isn’t theirs, 2 babies having been swapped at birth […]

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R100

R100

in Japanese Movies

R100 is the fourth film directed by Hitoshi Matsumoto who gained fame as a comedian on the small screen in the 80’s. To be frank, I wasn’t familiar with his work, which made for an even more surprising experience when watching  R100.  While most Japanese movies crossing the Pacific are usually epic tales or crime stories, there is also an […]

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Like Someone in Love

Like Someone in Love

in Japanese Movies

Following Certified Copy, which was taking place in Italy, the Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami is now using Japan as a setting. Telling the story of a young escort girl, harassed by her jealous boyfriend, Like Someone in Love – the title is a reference to a jazz song – is fully in line with Mr. Kiarostami’s body of work. For the most […]

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