Favorite films

  • Cléo from 5 to 7
  • Chizuko's Younger Sister
  • The World of Us
  • The Company of Strangers

Recent activity

  • The General

  • Nocturnal Burger

  • Bedtime for the Bride

  • Christmas Carole

Recent reviews

  • Yuki's Sun

    Yuki's Sun

    I love how clear it is that the magical and talented hands and minds of the same people behind Heidi and Anne of Green Gables created this :')

  • The Discarnates

    The Discarnates

    who wouldn't mind risking it all just to relive and (re)create memories with your lost loved ones?

    just to hear their voice once again and touch their hand?

    Having to deal with grief with someone who never really saw me, or knew me....but also having to say goodbye with all these empty feelings and nonexistent memories that I'm left with on my own, makes it very hard to grieve. It makes me wish I could have spent time with you…

Popular reviews

  • Hold Me Back

    Hold Me Back


    I feel like I'm constantly telling people how Akiko Ohku has a special gift and eye for capturing anxiety, loneliness, and more. But the women she creates are so damn complex, so wonderful, so vulnerable, anxious but LOUD! They talk, they are active; they have flaws. Their insecurities, fears, and vulnerability never make them passive characters that just exist on the screen. Women in films and on TV are still to a degree depicted as likable and polite. Even the…

  • Tokyo Sunrise

    Tokyo Sunrise


    It's still difficult for me to watch films that depict the loss and grief of a friend. Somehow Tokyo Sunrise felt like I'm taking a long warm bath. Comforting and poetic but never pretentious or romanticizing suicide. It perfectly captures the darkness and light that come with grief. Something I love about the film is the way it depicts how cruel and puzzling it be to not know about the struggling side of a person. So many questions pop up.…