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Always: Sunset on Third Street (2005) [Film Review]

Always: Sunset on Third Street; or, The Virtue of Selflessness      Think of it logically… You and I aren’t related in the slightest. We are...

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Takashi Yamazaki is the GOAT [Editorial]

Even though it has been several months since the premiere of Godzilla Minus One , the fallout dust resulting from warm reception of the film...

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You are going to carry that weight: Revisiting Cowboy Bebop [Editorial]

  Men always seem to think about their past before they die, as though they were frantically searching for proof that they truly lived. ~ Je...

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Was Great Teacher Onizuka Right? [A Personal Perspective]

  We cannot go back to the past, no matter how hard we try. No matter how ownderful it was. The past is nothing but the past. ~…

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Annual Blog Post Update

Dear Readers, this annual post is going to be a bit shorter than the previous ones because I’m constantly busy. Lol To be honest, managing t...

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Godzilla Minus One (2023) [Tokusatsu Review]

Godzilla Minus One; or, You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat      You’ve all survived a tragic war. So it pains me to ask you again to put your…

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Mad Cats (2023) [Film Review]

Mad Cats; or, Demon Warriors      This has nothing to do with me! I just got dragged into it! Welcome to another December review, in which I...

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River (2023) [Film Review]

River; or, The Edge of Afternoon      What will you wish for? The year 2023 is coming to an end soon, but I managed to find some time…

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Rising Sun over Hollywood: American Imaginings of the Japanese Setting in Cinema- Part 2 [the 1970s-1980s]

Disclaimer: The article is filled with spoilers for such movies as The Yakuza , Shogun , The Challenge , Tokyo Pop , Black Rain .   You made...

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It’s Tough Being a Blog Writer Part 3: In Search of Good Movies [Editorial]

Welcome to the third (yet another unexpected, but I believe most certainly final) part of my editorial series that was initiated this year ....

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Nobuhiko Obayashi Coming to France on Blu-Ray [Announcement]

Hello and welcome to today’s update. No review or editorial this week due to work obligations, but I did not want to leave an empty weekly s...

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The Lost Art of Movie Trailers- Fave Picks- Part 3

Welcome to today’s update, which is in fact yet another continuation of a post I made a few weeks ago. If you don’t know what’s going on, I…

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The Lost Art of Movie Trailers- Fave Picks- Part 2

Welcome to today’s update, which is in fact a continuation of a post I made a few weeks ago. If you don’t know what’s going on, I encourage…

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Okay! Madam (2020) [Film Review]

Okay! Madam; or, National Lampoon’s Airborne Vacation      We have to go on this trip! It has been a while, but I am getting back into Korea...

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After the Rain (1999) [Film Review]

After the Rain; or, Purification      With this current… even if the rain stops, the river will remain insuperable. If I understand correctl...

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Important Announcement [September]

The month of September 2023 has arrived and this means more workload for me in real life. For this reason, I am giving the heads-up that up ...

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The Days (2023) [Drama Review]

The Days; or, Anatomy of a Disaster      March 11th, 2011. What happened in those days after that fateful date? Japanese filmmakers are not ...

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Techno Brothers (2023) [Film Review]

Techno Brothers; or, A Musical Oddity      The greatest musicians of our time. Genius comparable to Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Miles Davis and...

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A Night in Nude: Salvation (2010) [Film Review]

A Night in Nude: Salvation; or, Living in Disgrace      Ren… you’re an angel! It took me a while but, as promised, I return to the exploitat...

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Shin Kamen Rider (2023) [Tokusatsu Review]

Shin Kamen Rider; or, Tokusatsu: Far From Home      Please use your power for the people. Use your power to protect the weak. A year after t...

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The Lost Art of Movie Trailers- Fave Picks- Part 1

Today’s update is something a bit unusual for this blog because I would like to talk about theatrical trailers. These are the most essential...

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Plan 75 (2022) [Film Review]

Plan 75; or, The Death of Society      It’s something I should think about doing for my grandchildren. Plan 75 is one of those films that I...

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It’s Tough Being a Blog Writer Part 2: Critical Boogaloo [Editorial]

Well, here it is. Nobody wanted it, and I didn’t plan on writing this post at all, but this is the second part of my original ramble which…

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A Night in Nude (1993) [Film Review]

A Night in Nude; or, Life on Lease       Whatever it is, we do it for you, so you don’t have to do it. The late Takashi Ishii…

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To the Zone and Back Again: Exploring the Sheer Awesomeness of Zeiram [Editorial]

       Iria, you're definitely a fine looking woman.   Well, I realise I am really late to the party, but as they say, better late than neve...

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Audition (1999) [Film Review]

Audition; or, Love, Unconditionally      Only pain and suffering will make you realise who you are. Takashi Miike’s Audition is one of thos...

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GTO: The Movie (1999) [Film Review]

GTO: The Movie; or, Canada Village      I am a teacher with a mission! A few days ago the school year ended where I live, so (as a…

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Godzilla MonsterVerse Movies: Memories from Cinema and Sofa [Editorial]

For a very long time, I was thinking if I should take up discussion on the MonsterVerse movies. Obviously, these are American productions, s...

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Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) [Tokusatsu Review]

Godzilla: Final Wars; or, Last Hurrah for Monster Rumble      The world is ruined, and the war is already lost. Now it's a matter of pride. ...

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Tokyo Melody (1985) [Documentary Review]

Tokyo Melody; or, Multicoloured Polyphonia      I’m working on things that will only be understood by the grand-children of the 20th century...

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Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001) [Tokusatsu Review]

Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack; or, Post-War Trauma      Godzilla is passé. This week is provide my penul...

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As Tears Go By (1988) [Film Review]

As Tears Go By: or, Stand By Me Older Brother      At least you were a hotshot for a while. But what about me? Everyone looks down on…

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Days of Being Wild (1990) [Film Review]

Days of Being Wild; or, As Minutes Go By      I've heard that there's a kind of bird without legs that can only fly and fly, and sleep…

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Godzilla: Tokyo SOS (2003) [Tokusatsu Review]

Godzilla: Tokyo SOS; or, Ménage à trois      Sayonara, Kiryu! A couple of months ago I posted my review of Godzilla X Mechagodzilla (2002) ...

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[Editorials Update] January-April 2023

Hello and welcome. It has been a while since my last batch of editorials. The delay was mainly caused by the fact that I have been too busy…

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The Holy Trinity of One-Shot Films [Recommendation List]

I am coming back to blog updates fresh from finishing my work on the Haruki Murakami editorial. This week, however, rather than posting a st...

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Hanalei Bay (2018) [Film Review]

Hanalei Bay; or, Silent Grieving      Being forgetful isn’t the problem. Forgetting is the problem. At the moment, I am making my way throug...

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It’s Tough Being a Blog Writer [A Personal Perspective]

Disclaimer : This editorial was meant to be published in two parts, but ultimately I decided against it. Therefore, there was a two-week del...

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Godzilla X Mechagodzilla (2002) [Tokusatsu Review]

Godzilla X Mechagodzilla; or, Kiryu to the Rescue      Why Godzilla? I wish they'd bring Mom back to life, not a monster. After the successf...

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Poisson d’Avril (1986) [Film Review]

Poisson d’Avril; or, Manic Dinner      A long time ago, the new year began on April 1st. On that day, people would play little jokes on each...

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Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995) [Tokusatsu Review]

Godzilla vs. Destoroyah; or, Highway to Hell      First you come and see me to warn me not to make an Oxygen Destroyer. Now you want me to…

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300th Review: A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)

A Tale of Two Sisters; or, Rose Flower, Red Lotus      As much as you hate It, I'm the only one in this world you can call mother,…

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Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994) [Tokusatsu Review]

Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla; or, Neon Genesis Crystals      Godzilla, thank you for staying alive for me. After the successful release of God...

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Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993) [Tokusatsu Review]

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II; or, Superior Firepower      The time has come to finally put our technology to the test. I continue to press ...

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Bamnol - The Debt (2021) [Short Film Review]

Bamnol - The Debt      My granddaughter works hard! All you do is get drunk everyday! It has been roughly two months since my The Monk and T...

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School in the Crosshairs (1981) [Film Review]

School in the Crosshairs; or, All of Us Are Aliens      Stars...you can see so many stars in this universe . Welcome to the concluding part...

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The Island Closest to Heaven (1984) [Film Review]

The Island Closest to Heaven; or, Let’s Go to the Beach      See this river? If you follow it all the way out, it leads you to…

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His Motorbike, Her Island (1986) [Film Review]

His Motorbike, Her Island; or, Crazy Thunder Road 2: Love Warrior      She was there from one summer to the next. She became my story. I pre...

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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (1983) [Film Review]

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time: or, Lavender Day      The fruit of love is at the bottom of the sea. The sky's sigh has turned into…

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Seven Years On [Blog Update]

Hello and welcome dear readers to the annual blog update. Honestly, I can’t believe that it has been seven years since I set up this blog an...

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