Tag Archives: Shota Sometani

Cinema Eclectica 21 – Hey, Hey – Man Tears!

It’s a slow news week because Cannes has rolled around again, but we give it the old college try anyway. In “Off the Shelf” we discuss Fritz Lang’s silent classic Frau Im Mond before discovering the strange wonders of  Second Run’s Polish Cinema Collection Volume

Cinema Eclectica 13 – And BOOM Goes the Herzog

On this week’s episode there’s some verbal fisticuffs for trailer of the week, and we discuss Kevin Smith’s Tusk, Himizu, The Killers, Like Water for Chocolate and the irreplaceable Werner Herzog’s Invincible in Off the Shelf. For our film of the week, we opted for

Lesson of Evil

Between his flirtation with every genre under the sun and his prolific nature, there is absolutely no else in the world like Takashi Miike. For a while now, he has been maturing as a director, seeking more than the exploitation films he made his name

Isn’t Anyone Alive?

Sōgo Ishii or as he now known Gakuryū Ishii, is one of the many eccentric visualists of Japanese cinema, with films like Electric Dragon 80,000v. With his latest film, based on a stage play by Shirô Maeda, in isn’t anyone alive? The director has calmed

Himizu

  After March 2011, director Sion Sono volunteered in Fukushima to do his bit. This caused a considerable delay in the production of his latest project. Afterward volunteering he altered his script of Minoru Furuya’s manga to show the world what really happened that day.