Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Satoshi Kon 1963-2010

*How incredibly sad. I loved Paprika and Tokyo Godfathers and was looking forward to his next picture. Here's his obit in today's Times.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Craving Korean Seafood Pancakes

Good thing I'm heading to Hwang Kum after work tonight with friends & husband!

Thursday, August 12, 2010


New Apartment Looking Good (at long last)

Kurosawa Centennial

There's an Akira Kurosawa centennial celebration being held all through the month of August at Cinéma du Parc and we're going to go see Seven Samurai on Saturday, which I've never seen. I'm excited and anxious at once - I want to LOVE it because if I don't, it's not the kind of thing you can admit, now is it? Sort of like telling anyone who will listen that YOU HATE ALL OF ALMODOVAR's movies...


Note * I am most definitely not equating one director to the other btw.

Update: Just started Yoshida's Villain - so far, so good my friends.

Update #2 I LOVED Seven Samurai! It was funny and sarcastic - perfect. Villain was a great read, but so sad...

Friday, August 6, 2010

Shuichi Yoshida's Villain

Shuichi Yoshida is being billed as the new Stieg Larsson by the WSJ. Read the article here. The book in question, Villain, has been made into a movie and will be shown at the Montreal International film fest in September. I've just ordered the book on Amazon... Will let you know my thoughts as soon as I've read it.

In the meantime, in other Japan-related news, let's all get together and try to coerce Evokative Films (using charm - nothing kinky please) into distributing Yoshihiro Nakamura's films on DVD here in Canada.

Evokative Films Website.
Their Facebook page.

We saw Fish Story and Golden Slumber this summer and were completely hooked. We want more!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010