Makoto Shinozaki

  • Makoto Shinozaki – Jam Session (1999)

    1991-2000DocumentaryJapanMakoto Shinozaki

    Tony Rayns in Time Out Film Guide wrote:
    When Office Kitano commissioned Shinozaki to record Kitano’s work on Kikujiro from the start of shooting to the screening of the ‘A’ copy, they knew he wouldn’t do a standard ‘Making of’. Since Kitano shot the film more or less in sequence and improvised a lot, Shinozaki is able to turn his documentary into an authentic ‘bootleg’: an anthology of out-takes, mistakes and deleted scenes which adds up to a ‘parallel’ version of the film itself. It’s also a very candid portrait of Kitano in his self-deprecatory prime – especially when nearly lost for words during a social chat with Hou Xiaoxian. One caveat: Kitano himself sings the song under the end credits.Read More »

  • Makoto Shinozaki – Wasurerarenu hitobito AKA Not Forgotten (2000)

    1991-2000AsianDramaJapanMakoto Shinozaki

    The central characters are elderly men, former soldiers in the Pacific War, one of whom is still haunted by guilt for abandoning a wounded colleague to die. When the ‘religious’ cult Utopia turns up and starts swindling old people out of their savings and homes, the veterans are goaded into action one last time.Read More »

  • Makoto Shinozaki – Sharing (2014)

    2011-2020AsianDramaJapanMakoto Shinozaki

    Two girls experience anxieties of their own in a story set in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake and subsequent nuclear disaster in Japan. One girl is a professor studying the dreams related to the earthquake. The other is a student who has a nightmare while rehearsing for a play about the disaster.Read More »

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