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Favorite films

  • The Poem of Hayachine Valley
  • Expedition Content
  • Memories of Agano
  • Heliography

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  • The Wandering Jew

  • Uncle Josh at the Moving Picture Show

  • The Countryman and the Cinematograph

  • The Bullet Train

    ★★★½

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  • 240 Hours in One Day

    240 Hours in One Day

    ★★★★½

    best viewing experience of the year, by far.

    Comissioned and projected at the Automobile Pavillion at the Osaka Expo in 1970, the work was scripted by Abe Kōbō and directed and produced by Teshigahara.
    It was originally projected onto 4 sceens, one of which was almost on the ceiling, huge screens (10x6m the mail three), the version I saw was projected on one huge screen segmented.
    It's a comedic-lysergic pop trip into the possibilities opened up by a new substance…

  • Nomad

    Nomad

    ★★★★

    very good, amazing in some of parts, but I found the Japanese plot (subplot) unnecessary and silly (!)anyway a great visual experience, the use of colours and music especially is a work of art

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  • Shin Ultraman

    Shin Ultraman

    Few random thoughts:
    from the very first scene, the title cards and the music it's clear that Shin Ultraman is first of all a homage and a love letter to the Showa era Ultraman and especially to Jissōji Akio and its directorial style. If you approach it with this frame of mind, you'll be definitely entertained.
    The special effects are very well made, particularly the kaiju and the battles, like in Shin Godzilla, they are a hybrid of pratical and…

  • Lupin III: The First

    Lupin III: The First

    ★★★

    The plot is thin and predictable (Indy Jones-like) but the spirit is very faithful to the original series, and surprisingly the CG works well, besides some stiffness in some of the characters. The gags, the funny parts, and the characterization (especially Letitia) were the highlights for me. The music and the action scenes were also positive. A decent film and a fun ride, particularly if you’re a fan.

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