Japan Cuts has established itself as the definitive Japanese film festival in the United States, thanks to the scope of its programming.
Miike’s film understands violence and vengeance as self-perpetuating cycles.
Tsukamoto said that the driving influence of his breakout ‘90s genre work was the concrete labyrinth of Tokyo.
Marebito is, for Takashi Shimizu, a step up from Ju-On, but it still doesn’t hold a candle to any of the man’s many influences, including Suspiria.
Once you realize F is for fake, the film itself reveals its own theoretical phoniness.