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- C I N E M A - O F - J A P A N - Welcome to Cinema of Japan! A club for the appreciation of Japanese cinema; a place to discuss films, directors, actors, actresses, composers and anything else that catches your fancy in the film world of the Land of the Rising Sun. Here you'll find a friendly atmosphere and many like-minded members, along with a vast array of film discussion and recommendations in our forums, plus featured film discussions chosen from suggestions by you! Please join in, take part and have fun discussing one of Japan's many treasures. Again, welcome to the club! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to leave a comment or contact one of our admins. Club Related Links Club improvement ideasRecommended films The last film you watched?Your favourite Japanese films? The current featured filmMovie of the fortnight suggestionsFinding a movie Useful Websites WildgroundsMidnight EyeAvistazNippon CinemaAsian DVD ClubKung Fu CinemaKinema Junpo Top Rated Japanese Films on IMDbHistory of Japanese Cinema on WikipediaAsia SocietyJapan Cinema
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Sticky: What was the last film you watched? ( 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last Page )
Touka - Mar 12, 2010
735 replies by Culex »»
Sep 29, 2018 9:53 PM
Sticky: Movie, Director and Actor/Actress/Talent Spotlights [List + Suggestions]
13579wp - Aug 6, 2014
5 replies by JapaneseDaddy »»
Aug 25, 2018 10:45 PM
Cinema of China/Korea.
TakeshiKitano - Aug 19, 2011
48 replies by PandaMaster99 »»
Aug 30, 2015 1:02 AM
Director Spotlight #5: Sion Sono
Orion1 - Nov 1, 2012
3 replies by Berserk »»
May 27, 2015 3:59 PM
Director Spotlight #14: Yasujirō Ozu
13579wp - Dec 24, 2014
5 replies by PandaMaster99 »»
Jan 18, 2015 3:52 AM



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JiikuakaASW | Feb 15, 4:13 PM
https://www.honeyfeed.fm/chapters/5910
ı really love thıs thing you should read thıs ı recommend it

karambia | Feb 15, 11:15 AM
yeah, thing still very scarce and it kind obvious the most of them not gonna get sub somewhere even until next year.
i quiet like destruction babies(i believe i had talked much about this before) - and i feel miss to see sosuke ikematsu.

i also notice the main guy from that movie, ryo narita also seems everywhere last year. http://asianwiki.com/Ryo_Narita


Touka | Feb 12, 5:23 AM
To the Ends of the Earth has been on my watchlist for a while. Hopefully it's a return to form for Kurosawa. Can't see it available anywhere yet though. I wasn't much a fan of Destruction Babies, but I will watch anything with Yu Aoi. Farewell Song is another I have heard a bit about. Seems like Nana Komatsu is in a lot of movies these days.

karambia | Feb 12, 5:09 AM
here they are, the 10 best picked by kinejun
1. It Feels so Good (火口の ふたり)
2. Another World (半世界)
3. From Miyamoto to You (宮本から君へ)
4. A Girl Missing (よこがお)
5. Listen to the Universe (蜜蜂と遠雷)
6. Farewell Song (さよならくちびる)
7. One Night (ひとよ)
8. Just Only Love (愛がなんだ)
9. RANDEN: The Comings and Goings on a Kyoto Tram (嵐電)
10. To the Ends of the Earth (旅のおわり世界のはじまり)

https://windowsonworlds.com/2020/02/11/kinema-junpo-announces-93rd-best-10-for-2019/

a feast for lowkey drama I guess.
there two that catch my attention the most for now: Tetsuya Mariko(destruction babies) back with From Miyamoto to You, that also brought from tv dorama the same year,and starred Sosuke ikematsu+yu aoi; and just like me, kinejun clearly has bias with kiyoshi kurosawa with To the Ends of the Earth .

karambia | Feb 3, 7:23 AM
i believe the kinjeun list will out around this feb.
i want to catch some of last year if not for lack of sub--hvent check some of it back. I already check every day a good day back then but just let it slip away :') . there also The Chrysanthemum and the Guillotine available in mubi but idk hw my phone kinda messed up with the app so i just left it pass.
im almost forget sosuke ikematsu was on killing. im probably will look on tht sometime

so far I believe nana and go were good to decent, but usually has a likeable presence.

I think garden of words change my perspective for Shinkai , but it's not like it was great, just kind of fine. I'm usually not fond for romance and his story in general just turn kind of flat for my consideration.

Touka | Jan 30, 7:51 AM
I didn't really like Shinkai's early work until 5 Centimeters per Second, but since then I think he's had an interesting output, though I haven't seen Weathering with You either.

Family of Strangers sounds interesting, I like Nana Komatsu and Go Ayano, though they don't really have any outstanding performances.

When does the Kinejun list get posted? There's still some I want to see from last years (Killing, Every Day a Good Day)!

karambia | Jan 30, 5:50 AM
Never bf of shinkai, but i observed. Maybe later this year i still end up checking Weathering with you xD.
I havent watched titles from last year too, and still too desperate for kinejun's list. Best pic nominee its seem family of stranger is stereotypical jp movie that i like and box office hit fly me to saitama probably we can expect another fresh over the top comedy.

Touka | Jan 29, 2:27 PM
I haven't watched many Japanese films lately, but I hear the box office last year was very good. Shinkai is trailblazing recently.

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