Calling All Germany-Based Japanophiles! Nippon Connection Returns!

For East-Central Europe it's a rather rare occasion to be able to host a film festival that focuses only on Japanese pictures. There are merely a few chances in a year to watch movies made in this particular country,... More »
  

Shinsedai 2010: LIVE TAPE Review

[This review initially appeared when the film screened at Germany's Nippon Connection and with the film appearing this weekend at the Shinsedai Festival in Toronto we present it again now.]When I think of concert films I tend to think of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Shinsedai 2010: OUR BRIEF ETERNITY Review

[This review initially appeared when the film screened at Germany's Nippon Connection and with the film appearing this weekend at the Shinsedai Festival in Toronto we present it again now..]"Our Brief Eternity" is one of those rare delights: a film... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Shinsedai 2010: KAKERA, A PIECE OF YOUR LIFE Review

[This review initially appeared when the film screened at Germany's Nippon Connection and with the film appearing this weekend at the Shinsedai Festival in Toronto we present it again now..]If there is one "buzz" film at this year's Nippon Connection... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Pyuupiru 2001 - 2008

Me discovering this film has nothing to do with me actually attending Nippon Connection in Frankfurt but rather reading about it in Jasper Sharp's blog and eyeing the accompanying photo which featured an outlandishly designed costume representing the planet Mercury. Looking better... More »
By Swarez   
  

Nippon Connection 2010: MIYOKO Review

[Our thanks go out to Chris MaGee and Marc Saint-Cyr at the Toronto J-Film Pow-Wow for sharing their coverage of the 2010 Nippon Connection Film Festival.]In the past 20-years in North America we've been treated to a steady stream of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Nippon Connection 2010: THE BLOOD OF REBIRTH Review

[Our thanks go out to Chris MaGee and Marc Saint-Cyr at the Toronto J-Film Pow-Wow for sharing their coverage of the 2010 Nippon Connection Film Festival.]In 2005 director Toshiaki Toyoda was poised to take his career to the next level.... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Nippon Connection 2010: OH, MY BUDDHA! Review

[Our thanks go out to Chris MaGee and Marc Saint-Cyr at the Toronto J-Film Pow-Wow for sharing their coverage of the 2010 Nippon Connection Film Festival.]On my first day of film viewing at the 10th Nippon Connection film festival, I... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Nippon Connection 2010: KAIJI Review

[Our thanks go out to Chris MaGee and Marc Saint-Cyr at the Toronto J-Film Pow-Wow for sharing their coverage of the 2010 Nippon Connection Film Festival.]Kaiji Ito (Tatsuya Fujiwara) has a problem. Not only is he working at a dead... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Nippon Connection 2010: DEAR DOCTOR Review

[Our thanks go out to Chris MaGee and Marc Saint-Cyr at the Toronto J-Film Pow-Wow for sharing their coverage of the 2010 Nippon Connection Film Festival.]Osamu Ino (Tsurube Shôfukutei), a small town doctor in rural Japan, has gone missing. Except... More »
By Todd Brown