Tag: Japan

Dark Water

Dark Water

Screen Reviews

J-Horror classic Dark Water (2002) makes the skin crawl with an unease that lasts long after the film is over. Phil Bailey reviews the new Arrow Video release.

Yakuza Graveyard

Yakuza Graveyard

Screen Reviews

Phil Bailey reviews the gritty, influential Yakuza Graveyard, released on a new Blu-ray from Radiance Films.

Greg Chako

Greg Chako

Interviews

Greg Chako may be from Ohio, but the jazz guitarist explains his personal connection to Japan and the experience of recording music in Tokyo in discussion with Ink 19’s Stacey Zering.

Big Time Gambling Boss

Big Time Gambling Boss

Screen Reviews

Writer Kazuo Kasahara and director Kôsaku Yamashita transcend genre conventions to create the memorable film Big Time Gambling Boss. Phil Bailey reviews.

Futari

Music Reviews

Beyond (Libra Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

Burst City

Burst City

Screen Reviews

A low budget Japanese art film about punks, drag racing and teenage rebellion.

Hot Mikado

Hot Mikado

Archikulture Digest

What if Gilbert and Sullivan did “Chicago” with the cast of “Happy Days”?

Attack Force Z

Screen Reviews

Aussie Special forces go behind enemy lines in WW2 Asia to recover the crew of a lost airplane including an important defector.

Oh, Yoko

Music Reviews

I Love You (Normal Cookie). Review by Carl F Gauze.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Screen Reviews

Jiro’s well known sushi restaurant is in a Tokyo subway station, has ten seats, a bathroom off premises and three Michelin stars.

jj

Music Reviews

jj no.3 (Secretly Canadian). Review by Matthew Moyer.

KK Null

Music Reviews

Oxygen Flash (Neurot Recordings). Review by Matthew Moyer.

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Sun Ra

Sun Ra

Music Reviews

At the Showcase: Live in Chicago 1976/1977 (Jazz Detective). Review by Bob Pomeroy.

Dark Water

Dark Water

Screen Reviews

J-Horror classic Dark Water (2002) makes the skin crawl with an unease that lasts long after the film is over. Phil Bailey reviews the new Arrow Video release.

The Shootist

The Shootist

Screen Reviews

John Wayne’s final movie sees the cowboy actor go out on a high note, in The Shootist, one of his best performances.