Jason has written 1 review for films during 2020.

  • Stranger


    Made as part of Toei’s straight-to-video V-cinema line, Shunichi Nagasaki brings a distinct voice to this cat and mouse thriller. While the commercial aspect is intact, steadily escalating in its action, the film avoids skin and favors psychological probing over physical.

    Kiriko (Yuko Natori) is a bank teller embezzling money from her work, in cahoots with her boyfriend. Almost immediately into the film she is caught and jailed. Once out she can only find work as a taxi driver, working…