Takayuki Yamada

9

Excellent

13 Assassins review (DVD)

As much as I enjoyed the mystical, surreal fantasy martial arts of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and other ‘wire-fu’ films of that ilk, it’s good to get back to some...

9

Excellent

13 Assassins review

As much as I enjoyed the mystical, surreal fantasy martial arts of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and other ‘wire-fu’ films of that ilk, it’s good to get back to some...

8

Great

Death Notice: Ikigami review (DVD)

Based on Motoro Mase's manga series, Death Notice: Ikigami, or simply Ikigami as per the original Japanese title, is the latest live-action release from MVM Entertainment, who until recently had...

4

Poor

252: Sign of Life review (DVD)

Japanese cinema has seen a spate of big-time disaster movies in recent years, none of which have really been that appealing, but in contrast to 252: Sign of Life, a...