Favorite films

  • The Godfather
  • Yojimbo
  • Memories of Murder
  • Harakiri

Recent activity

All
  • The Darjeeling Limited

    ★★★★

  • Space Cop

    ★★½

  • Johnny Hamlet

    ★★★½

  • The Samurai's Footsteps

    ★★½

Recent reviews

More
  • The Samurai's Footsteps

    The Samurai's Footsteps

    ★★½

    Instead of watching films I've actually been meaning to watch on Netflix watchlist (Boiling Point, The House, etc.) I decided to put on this pretty obscure documentary about a Samurai travelling to Spain in the 17th century.

    Actually, the history of the voyage is pretty interesting as is the town of Coria del Rio's discovery of its relation to it. However, the parts about the modern day cultural relationship to Japan are incredibly boring even if the statue of Hasekura…

  • Futureworld

    Futureworld

    ★★

    I watched Ryusuke Hamaguchi's superb five-hour film Happy Hour last month and it felt as long as an episode of Harvey Birdman compared to this absolute slog that is somehow only 104 minutes.

Popular reviews

More
  • Burnley v Manchester United

    Burnley v Manchester United

    ★★★

    Higher quality than most post-Ferguson United performances.

  • The Great Sasuke

    The Great Sasuke

    ★★★½

    This had been on my watchlist for a few years and I'd found it quite hard to come by. Fortunately, the director kindly uploaded it to YouTube for everyone to watch.

    The Great Sasuke is one of my all-time favourite wrestlers – he's a fascinating character and very mysterious, donning his mask at home and even while in political office. Although this documentary never gets under the skin of who the Great Sasuke really is – we do see a…