In This Corner of The World – Political ‘Incorrectness’ within Historical ‘Accuracy’

*This article contains spoilers. And the opinions of the writer in this article are his own and his own only. They may not even be accurate for he is not a historian.   I had a conversation with a friend who had strong opinions after watching this movie about the main character – of Suzu’s… Continue reading In This Corner of The World – Political ‘Incorrectness’ within Historical ‘Accuracy’

Film: Sweet Bean (An)

I must confess, despite having a big love for Japanese Cinema, I have never watched a film by the Cannes regular; Naomi Kawase till now. With the release of the 2017 Cannes Line-up, I have decided to finally watch one of her films in preparation for ‘Hikari’ Kawase’s film that will be screening at Cannes… Continue reading Film: Sweet Bean (An)

Film: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

I recall my first time watching ‘Ghost in the Shell’ rather fondly. Not the 2017 version, but the original 1995 animated film adaptation of┬áMasamune Shirow’s ‘Ghost in the Shell’ manga series by Mamoru Oshii. While the 1995 film was a little heavy on the exposition side, the film overall turned out to be highly captivating;… Continue reading Film: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Film: After the Storm

Full disclosure: My favorite film is Kore-eda’s first fictional feature Maboroshi no Hikari and I am generally an enthusiast of his films. (But I do not like Like Father Like Son) It opens with a scene of a family home. Quiet, Peaceful, Serene. It sets the tone for what is to come. Throughout the film… Continue reading Film: After the Storm