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Masayuki Suo – Katsuben! AKA Talking the Pictures (2019)

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Set in early 20th Century Japan, the movie follows the adventures of a young man who wants to get into the movie business — but in a job unique to his country: a dramatic narrator for silent movies known as “Katsubenshi” or just “benshi”. Comedy and action ensue as he becomes entangled with competing movie theaters where the crowds are drawn mostly by the skills of the dramatic interpreters rather than the movies themselves. Read More »

Hideo Nakata – Kaidan (2007)

KAIDAN-Ghost Story (2007) is a breath of fresh air in the genre of J-horror; the film is a homage to classic romantic ghost stories. The film is directed by Hideo Nakata, the same director responsible for Ringu and Dark Water. Forget cursed objects, haunted technology and long-haired ghosts, the film like Kobayashi’s 1960`s classic “Kwaidan” is a welcome change for those viewers very familiar with modern J-horror such as Ju-On;Ringu and Kairo Read More »