James Balmont


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Film & TVGo, the Japanese Romeo and Juliet that challenged Y2K racism
Film & TVAn introduction to unsung 90s indie cinema icon, Masatoshi Nagase
Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman
Film & TVThis surreal new film brings Murakami’s short stories to life
Ryuichi Sakamoto
MusicAn introduction to Ryuichi Sakamoto in 6 albums
Leslie Cheung films Happy Together 1997
Film & TVRemembering Leslie Cheung in seven unforgettable films
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Film & TVSogo Ishii on his Y2K cyberpunk classic, Electric Dragon 80,000v
Film & TVNukie: the strange story behind the forgotten ET knock-off
Yukihiro Takahashi
MusicRemembering Yellow Magic Orchestra’s Yukihiro Takahashi, in his own words
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Life & CultureIn 2022, Korean culture cemented its place in the mainstream
Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
Film & TV6 disturbing Xmas films for people who were bad this year
Film & TV5 forgotten horror sequels that deserve re-evaluation
A Confucian Confusion, 1996 (Film Still)
Film & TV9 must-see films from London East Asia Film Festival 2022
Girl Of Time
Film & TVThe mind-bending world of Japanese time travel films
The Legend of the Sealed Book
Film & TVThe story behind this lost 1980s Chinese animation
Film & TVFive classic anime films you probably haven’t seen
Funky Forest (2011)
Film & TVTwo of Japan’s weirdest comedies have arrived in the UK
Helter Skelter (2012)
Film & TVSix women filmmakers from the Far East that you need to know
Lost Highway
Film & TVLost Highway at 25: the best musical moments from David Lynch’s horror
Crazy Thunder Road by Sogo Ishii5
Film & TVHow Sogo Ishii became the godfather of Japanese cyberpunk cinema
Hiruko the Goblin – Shinya Tsukamoto
Film & TVCyberpunk icon Shinya Tsukamoto on his black sheep horror Hiruko the Goblin
The Happiness of the Katakuris (Takashi Miike, 2001)
Film & TVSex, zombies, and guitars: why Japan is king at making mad music films
A Tale of Two Sisters
Film & TVA Tale of Two Sisters: South Korea’s touchstone psychological horror film
Jeon Do-yeon, Beasts Clawing at Straws
Film & TVBeasts Clawing at Straws: the wild Korean thriller for fans of Parasite
Tezuka’s Barbara
Film & TVTezuka’s Barbara: the ‘un-filmable’ erotic fantasy from Japan’s Walt Disney