Go

Go (2001)

Go first published by Little White Lies, as entry 176 in my Cinema Psychotronicum column Isao Yukisada’s Go has three beginnings. The first is a text quote from Shakespeare: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet”. Coming from Romeo and Juliet, this suggests that…

Miike

Outside(r) favourites: twenty great films by Takashi Miike

Outside(r) favourites: twenty great films by Takashi Miike first published, in a shorter version (15 films, I think), by Little White Lies upon the release of the director’s 100th feature, Blade of the Immortal (2017), at the London Film Festival (and subsequently in UK cinemas in December 2017) Outsider. Maverick. Outlaw. Punk. These terms are regularly applied not…

Over Your Dead Body (Kuime) (2014)

Review first published (in a different form) by Sight and Sound “Sometimes I wish that the play was my real life,” says husband and father Jun (Hideaki Ito). “I don’t,” replies Miyuki (Ko Shibasaki ), who is playing the wronged wife Iwa in a production of Yotsuya Kaidan, even as she suspects that her lover…