Category Archives: Review: Films Set In Japan

TF Top 10……Films Set In Japan From The 2010s

The standard of films “set” in Japan in the last ten years has overall been pretty poor and so ‘Cars 2‘ (2011), ‘47 Rōnin‘ (2013) and ‘Batman Ninja‘ (2018) all failed to make this list due to their low Tokyo … Continue reading

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Review: Films Set In Japan – Earthquake Bird (2019)

This Netflix movie was released on the video-on-demand streaming service on November 15th and is based on the novel of the same name (2001) by British author Susanna Jones. It stars Swedish actress Alicia Vikander who’s done films in her native Swedish … Continue reading

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Review: Films Set In Japan – The Teahouse Of The August Moon (1956)

“All moons are good but an August moon is a little older and a little wiser” So that’s what the latter part of the title was all about then! For many, many years I’ve been aware of this film but I … Continue reading

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Review: Films Set In Japan – The Cove (2009)

There have been many films over the years which have focused on negative aspects of Japanese society. The majority of them have been war-related ones but this movie is arguably the one which caused the biggest outcry. It’s a fascinating … Continue reading

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Review: Films Set In Japan – Batman Ninja (2018)

It was really nice to see Batman in animated form for a colourful, witty and entertaining movie……but that’s enough about last years ‘The Lego Batman Movie‘!! This Japanese-produced film is a distant second to that though and I really do … Continue reading

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Review: Films Set In Japan – Isle Of Dogs (2018)

In these times of computer wizardry the idea of stop-motion animation may seem a strange choice for many but not in the mind of director Wes Anderson whose second attempt (the other was ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox‘ in 2009) pays painstaking … Continue reading

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Review: Films Set In Japan – Silence (2016)

A couple of foreign guys embark on a journey to Japan in search of something or someone but before you roll your eyes at the thought of yet another fish-out-of-water film please know that this is very different. It’s an … Continue reading

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