Tagged with Cinema of Japan

For Love’s Sake: Takashi Miike madness

‘West Side Story’ gets the Japanese treatment… Apparently, Takashi Miike is known for being a zany director who challenges conventional cinematic genres. Having watched my first Miike film, ‘For Love’s Sake’, I can see why this is the case. Miike is a pioneer of ‘weird Japanese cinema’, and I mean that in a good way. … Continue reading

Kagemusha – a film by Akira Kurosawa

If you’re a Japanese film fan, you’ve probably watched some Akira Kurosawa films or, at the very least, heard of him. Some of his most famous films include ‘Seven Samurai’ and ‘Rashomon’ and I highly recommend you watch them both. Kurosawa was at his most prolific in the 1950s and 1960s, although his later work … Continue reading