electronic journal of
contemporary japanese studies

Index of film reviews

Film Reviews in 2016

1. Will Shinkai Makoto be the next Miyazaki? A review of Shinkai’s animations including the latest short-film “Cross Road”
Tets Kimura
Posted: 30 April 2016

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Film Reviews in 2015

2. Blood Ties: My Man (Watashi no otoko)
Lindsay Nelson
Posted: 30 August 2015
1. Lives on the Edge: The Light Shines Only There (Soko nomi nite hikari kagayaku)
Lindsay Nelson
Posted: 30 August 2015

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Film Reviews in 2014

1. Miyazaki Hayao, Kaze Tachinu
Rie Kido Askew
Posted: 23 December 2014

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Film Reviews in 2013

1. Kokuriko zaka kara (From the Red Poppy Hill)
Rie Kido Askew
Posted: 17 February 2013

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Film Reviews in 2012

1. The Great Happiness Space: When Men become Objects of Prey
Polina Kogan
Review of: The Great Happiness Space: Tale of an Osaka Love Thief (2006)
Posted: 1 May 2012

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Film Reviews in 2009

2. Still Life in Movement: Cha no Aji
Iles, Timothy
Review of: Katsuhito Ishii's Cha no Aji (2004).
Posted: 15 October 2009

1. Noir's Dark Heart: Hayashi Kaizo's Hama Maiku Trilogy
Iles, Timothy
Review of: Hayashi Kaizo's Hama Maiku Trilogy (2005).
Posted: 25 February 2009

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Film Reviews in 2008

3. Reconfiguring History II: Terror and Tragedy
Iles, Timothy
Review of: Kanaria, (Shiota Akihiko, 2004), Distance, (Koreeda Hirokazu, 2001).
Posted: 5 December 2008

2. Reconfiguring History I: War and Reaction in Contemporary Japanese Cinema
Iles, Timothy
Review of: Warai no daigaku (University of Laughs), Hoshi Mamoru, Bokutachi no sensō (Our War), Kaneko Fumiki.
Posted: 15 November 2008

1. Arukihenro: Searching for the Soul of Modern Japan
Matanle, Peter
Review of: Arukihenro (Dir: Tommi Mendel, 2006).
Posted: 26 January 2008

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Film Reviews in 2007

1. The Narrating Camera as Ethnographer
Iles, Timothy
Review of: Sharasojyu (Dir: Kawase Naomi, 2003).
Posted: 31 January 2007

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Film Reviews in 2006

1. Kamataki: Re-igniting the Fires of Youth
Review of: Kamataki (Dir: Claude Gagnon, 2005)
Matanle, Peter
Posted: 27 March 2006

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Film Reviews in 2005

3. The Nation Collapsing Under its Own Weight: Kōshikei (Death by Hanging)
Review of: Kōshikei (Death by Hanging) (Dir: Oshima Nagisa, 1968)
Iles, Timothy
Posted: 31 October 2005

2. 88 Roads to Somewhere: Rōdo 88: Deai no michi, Shikoku e
Review of: Rōdo 88: Deai no michi, Shikoku e (Dir: Nakamura Genji, 2005)
Matanle, Peter
Posted: 31 October 2005

1. Black, White, and the Grey that Separates them: Rokugatsu no hebi
Review of: A Snake of June (Dir: Tsukamoto Shinya, 2002)
Iles, Timothy
Posted: 31 October 2005

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