Japanese Cinema Review Archives

This is the JCA archives, which is to say a complete list of all our reviews. In fact, our reviews are listed in two fashions. Right below, you will find our reviews in alphabetical order. At the bottom of this page, you will find the same reviews organized in the chronological order of publishing dates.

 

Our goal at Japanese Cinema Archives is to make this site the most extensive resource on Japanese film reviews online. And yes, we are fully aware that we have a looong way to go. We started out publishing new reviews every couple of weeks. Now we have calmed down, and focus more on quality. As such, at the moment, JCA is publishing new reviews on a bi-monthly basis.

  1. After Life (1998) Hirokazu Kore-eda

  2. Audition (1999) Takashi Miike

  3. Battle Royale (2000) Kinji Fukasaku

  4. Blue Spring (2001) Toshiaki Toyoda

  5. Grave of the Fireflies (1988) Isao Takahata

  6. Guilty of Romance (2011) Sion Sono

  7. Gunbuster the Movie (1988) Hideaki Anno

  8. Harakiri (1962) Masaki Kobayashi

  9. Kamikaze Girls (2004) Tetsuya Nakashima

  10. Love Exposure (2008) Sion Sono

  11. Metropolis (2001) Rintaro

  12. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995) Hideaki Anno

  13. Outrage (2010) Takeshi Kitano

  14. Paprika (2006) Satoshi Kon

  15. Pecoross' Mother and Her Days (2013) Azuma Morisaki

  16. Perfect Blue (1997) Satoshi Kon

  17. Pigs and Battleships (1961) Shohei Imamura

  18. Princess Mononoke (1997) Hayao Miyazaki

  19. Rashômon (1950) Akira Kurosawa

  20. Rent-A-Cat (2012) Naoko Ogigami

  21. Shoplifters (2018) Hirokazu Kore-eda

  22. Spirited Away (2001) Hayao Miyazaki

  23. Still Walking (2008) Hirokazu Kore-eda

  24. Swallowtail Butterfly (1996) Shunji Iwai

  25. Symbol (2009) Hitoshi Matsumoto

  26. The Ballad of Narayama (1983) Shohei Imamura

  27. The Boy and The Beast (2015) Mamoru Hosoda

  28. The Burmese Harp (1956) Kon Ichikawa

  29. The Castle of Cagliostro (1979) Hayao Miyazaki

  30. The End of Evangelion (1997) Hideaki Anno & Kazuya Tsurumaki

  31. The Garden of Words (2013) Makoto Shinkai

  32. The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) Mamoru Hosoda

  33. The Loyal 47 Retainers of the Genroku Era (1941) Kenji Mizoguchi

  34. The World of Kanako (2014) Tetsuya Nakashima

  35. Tokyo Chorus (1931) Yasujirô Ozu

  36. Tokyo Story (1953) Yasujirô Ozu

  37. Tokyo: The Last Megalopolis (1988) Akio Jissôji

  38. Woman of the Dunes (1964) Hiroshi Teshigahara

  39. Yearning (1964) Mikio Naruse

  40. Yojimbo (1961) Akira Kurosawa

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Thesis: Rearticulating Japanese Cinematic Style
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