Film Review: “Denjin Zabōgā” – I have no idea what this is….but I love it!

Review by: Ifakoya English I have no idea what this is….but I love it! A remake of a Tokusatsu series of the same name from 1970’s, this movie attempts to bring the story of Yutaka Daimon (played here by two actors; Itsuji Itao being the older and Yasuhisa Furuhara being the younger) to the current […]

Film Review: “The Suffered” – You want solutions and some healing? Ain’t none here

Review by: Mut Asheru Korean film THE SUFFERED is a human drama that tackles sexual abuse and childhood trauma suffered at the hands of family. The aftermath of said trauma and abuse, results in mentally unstable individuals who are set to crash into each other as they get older with terrifying results. You want solutions […]

Film Review: “Dear Dictator” by writer / director Lee Sang-woo – queue the Cypress Hill “here’s something you just cain’t understand”

Review by: Mut Asheru Let me start by saying “I didn’t see that coming!” Writer / Director Lee Sang-woo’s (이상우) DEAR DICTATOR (친애하는지도자동지께) is the best film ever! Just kidding. It is pretty damn good though. What can I say without giving too much of the film away? Hmmm, how about the synopsis? Buk-seong, Young-rim […]

Film Review: “Nora Noh” – Korean Documentary Tells the Story of Korea’s First Female Ground-Breaking Designer

Review by: Mut Asheru Documentary NORA NOH, directed by  Kim Sung-hee attempts to capture and highlight the living Korean fashion legend Ms. Nora Noh herself. But to quote a classic line “how do catch a cloud and pin it down?”.  She was the first person ever to hold a fashion show in Korea and to […]

DVD Review: “Kyūketsu Shōjo tai Shōjo Furanken” – Japanese action-horror flick that’s umm…

Review by: Ifakoya English Oh boy. I can’t really start to describe this movie. Japanese action-horror flick Kyūketsu Shōjo tai Shōjo Furanken is based off of a manga of the same name…that doesn’t really tell you much, except that it’s akin to our video-game movies. To get the actual plot out of the way, it’s […]

Film Review: “Sarubeji Maisu!” – directed by Ryuta Tasaki

Review by: Ifakoya English You know, there are thing in the universe that I think I would go out of my way to avoid. Being the type of person I am these things typically revolve around friendship, trust, and anything dealing with human emotion that isn’t the need for destruction, death, and violence. I happen […]

DIFF 2014 Film Review: ‘R100’ by Director Hitoshi Matsumoto – There’s a silly mastery of the sexual in R100 that never relents

Review by: Bill Graham There’s a silly mastery of the sexual in R100 that never relents. Whether you find the movie to be your flavor or not, you can tell that director Hitoshi Matsumoto is determined to infuse as many layers as he can to what could have been a very singular, one-note comedy. We […]

DIFF 2014 Film Review: ‘Doomsday Party’ – Directed by Ho Hong

Written by: Mut Asheru DOOMSDAY PARTY is a film set in Hong Kong and is an ambitious debut for first time director Ho Hong. The cast is a hodge-podge of characters that are brought together amidst a couple of hot button economic topics such as parallel trading, unscrupulous property development and the 2008 financial crises. […]

Film Review: ‘Legend of the Blood of the Iron Mask or Mutant Girls Squad’ – Japanese Awesome

Review by: Ifakoya English I have no real excuse for clicking on this movie besides the title MUTANT GIRLS SQUAD I mean why not right? That title is so bland, yet so AWESOME that there are a lot of things that could possibly happen. Now, I’ll just go right out and say that this is […]

Film Review: South Korean Comedy / Drama ‘Rockin on Heaven’s Door’

Review by: Mut Asheru Do you want to feel good inside? If you do ROCKIN ON HEAVEN’S DOOR (뜨거운 안녕) presents you with the perfect opportunity to do so, but you will however have to go through some tears. Not to fear…there are some laughs along the way that balance out the drama / comedy […]