How insane can a movie get? (Koi no Mon reviewed)

Koi no Mon (Japan, 2004)
Seen: Sunday, 21st June 2009
Runtime: 114′
Director: Suzuki Matsuo
Cast: Ryuhei Matsuda, Wakana Sakai, Suzuki Matsuo, Hijiri Kojima
Production House: Koi no mon Seisaku Iinkai
Plot: (from imdb)
Live-action adaptation of a madcap manga about art, opposites, love and a whole lot of cosplay.

Impressions In Short
I wonder about the sanity of the people who made [...]

A sweet and funny suicide story (Ashita no Kita Yoshio reviewed)

Ashita no Kita Yoshio (Japan, 2008)
Finished Watching: Saturday, 20th June 2009
Runtime: 11 episodes (45min. each)
Director: Ten Shimoyama (ep1-2,5,7,10-11), Manabu Asou (ep3-4), Yoshishige Miyake (ep6,9), Akira Hibino (ep8)
Cast: Fumiyo Kohinata, Ryuhei Matsuda, Manami Konishi, Chiaki Kuriyama, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Jun Kaname
Network: Fuji TV, KTV
Plot: Kita Yoshio has decided to commit suicide in 11 days. He meets [...]

The joys of homoerotic prison movies with no plot (46-okunen no koi reviewed)

46-okunen no koi (Japan, 2006)
Seen: Saturday, 6th June 2009 (DVD, repeat viewing)
Runtime: 85′
Director: Takashi Miike
Cast: Ryuhei Matsuda, Masanobu Ando
Production House: Eisei Gekijo, Excellent Film, Maki Production, Shochiku Company, Shochiku Kinema Kenkyû-jo
Plot: (from imdb)
An unknown future. A boy confesses to the murder of another in an all-boy juvenile detention facility. More an exercise in style [...]

The Dark Aspects of Human Nature (Blindness reviewed)

Blindness (Canada/Brazil/Japan, 2008)
Seen: Sunday, 12th April 2009 (cinema)
Runtime: 121′
Director: Fernando Meirelles
Cast: Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Alice Braga, Yusuke Iseya, Yoshino Kimura, Don McKellar, Danny Glover, Gael Garcia Bernal
Production House: Rhombus Media, O2 Filmes, Bee Vine Pictures, Alliance Films, Ancine, Asmik Ace Entertainment, BNDES, Corus Entertainment, Fox Filmes do Brasil, GAGA Communications
Plot: A mysterious and [...]

Osama - the most internationally successful Afghan film ever

Osama (Afghanistan/Netherlands/Japan/Ireland/Iran, 2003)
Seen: Saturday, 11th April 2009 (DVD)
Runtime: 83′
Director: Siddiq Barmak
Cast: Marina Golbahari, Arif Herati, Zubaida Sahar
Production House: Barmak Film, Makhmalbaf Productions, Hubert Bals Fund, LeBrocquy Fraser Productions, NHK
Plot: During the Taleban regime in Afghanistan, a widow decides to dress her daughter up as a boy, so that at least one family member can [...]

FILM SPOTTING: March 2009 in Polish cinemas

Sunday, 1 March 2009, 20:24 | Category : Bollywood & the Indian film industry, Hollywood & the American film industry, In Cinemas This Month, J-drama & the Japanese film industry, Loaves, Other film industries, The British film industry, The Canadian film industry, The French film industry, The German film industry
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March has me very confused as to what to see :] There’s nothing that has me seriously excited, but an abundance of things that I wouldn’t mind seeing. I rather think this means that I’m not going to see even half of what’s in this post ;-P
Watchmen (USA, 2009)
Polish Distributor: United International Pictures Sp [...]

Matsujun’s new drama…

By popular demand, a post about Matsumoto Jun at last ;)
Film: Myu no Anyo Papa ni Ageru
Release Date: 30th August 2008
Director: Yoshino Hiroshi
Cast: Matsumoto Jun, Karina
TV Network: NTV
From d-addicts:
The drama is based on a true story of Yamaguchi Hayato (25), a young man who learns he has a rare illness known as CIDP, which [...]

Binbo Danshi

Film: Binbo Danshi (Japan 2008)
Seen: late August to mid-September
Runtime: 9 episodes, 45′-60′ each
Release Date: 15th January 2008 in Japan
Polish Distributor: doesn’t exist :]
Director: Inomata Ryuichi, Yoshino Hiroshi, Shigeyama Yoshinori
Cast: Oguri Shun, Yamada Yu, Yashima Norito, Miura Haruma, Yusuke Santamaria
TV Network: NTV
Plot: The main character is an incurable optimist and is incapable of saying no [...]