Blu-Review: Kwaidan (Masaki Kobayashi, 1964) - Criterion Collection

Produced by the Ninjin Club, a production group established by the three actresses Keiko Kishi (who appears in the film as the Yuki-onna), Yoshiko Kuga, and Ineko Arima, Masaki Kobayashi’s Kwaidan was a major undertaking. At three hours in length, Kobayashi presents four kaidan, strange period tales involving ghosts.

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DVD-Review: Fuku-chan of Fukufuku Flats (Yosuke Fujita, 2014) – Third Window Films

Fujita's follow up to Fine, Totally Fine is worthy of its spiritual predecessor with wonderfully human characters who try to strive past their quirks rather than relishing in them in a self-aware way. A truly feel-good story from Third Window Films.

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