Unforgiven

Unforgiven (Yurasarezaru Mono) (2013)

Review first published by Little White Lies “Is it loaded? I wonder. I don’t know either.” These words, uttered by local lawman Oishi (Sato Koichi) as he taunts a captive criminal (Kunimura Jun) on the high risks of using a gun against him, is a clear riff on one of Clint Eastwood’s most famous (if…

Once Upon A Time In Japan

Still travelling the UK now (see here for details), the Japan Foundation’s 2013 touring programme (Once Upon A Time In Japan) is focused on recent films that examine contemporary Japan through the prism of the past, whether personal or public. I have written a round-up of the festival for Film4.com, but am posting a fuller…