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/slash 2017 – Day 4: The Mole Song – Hong Kong Capriccio

The Mole Song – Hong Kong Capriccio Japan 2016 Written by Kankurô Kudô, based on the manga by Noboru Takahashi Directed by Takashi Miike Watched on 24.09.2017 Placing a 128-hour-film (and thus the longest of the bunch) as the final … Continue reading

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/slash 2017 – Day 3: JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable – Chapter 1

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable – Chapter 1 Japan 2017 Written by Itaru Era, based on the manga by Hirohiko Araki Directed by Takashi Miike Watched on 23.09.2017 “Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure” once again suffers from the seeming inability of … Continue reading

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/slash 2017 – Day 2: Mugen no jûnin (Blade of the Immortal)

It Japan 2017 Written by Tetsuya Oishi, based on the manga by Hiroaki Samura Directed by Takashi Miike Watched on 22.09.2017 I usually get sick during or at least directly after the /slash filmfestival, but this year I actually managed … Continue reading

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/slash ½ 2017 – Day 1: Shin Gojira (Shin Godzilla)

Shin Godzilla Japan 2016 Written by Hideaki Anno Directed by Hideaki Anno & Shinji Higuchi Watched on 04.05.2017 I’m not really the biggest Kaiju- or Godzilla-nerd. While I saw a couple of them as a kid, they never spoke to … Continue reading

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Screener-Review: Battle Royale

Battle Royale Japan 2000 Written by Kenta Fukasaku, based on the novel by Koushun Takami Directed by Kinji Fukasaku Watched on 03.04.2017 More than 16 years after its release in Japan, “Battle Royale” is finally going to be freely available … Continue reading

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/slash 2016 – Day 7: The Inerasable

The Inerasable Japan 2015 Written by Ken’ichi Suzuki Directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura Watched on 28.09.2016 “The Inerasable” was ok. I liked the combination of a classic “ghost” story with the more down-to-earth approach of a journalist, I, and Kobu, a … Continue reading

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/slash 2016 – Day 5: Creepy (Kurîpî: Itsuwari no rinjin)

Creepy Japan 2016 Written by Chihiro Ikeda & Kiyoshi Kurosawa Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa Watched on 26.09.2016 Since the screening I’ve learned that “Creepy” is actually quite well-regarded, at least with some of the international press. I wish I could … Continue reading

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