Nightmare Detective (2006) – Movie Wallpaper

[ View Image (1024×683) ] Ryuhei Matsuda and Hitomi in Shinya Tsukamoto’s in Nightmare Detective (Akumu Tantei). And yes I still do feel completely honored and blown away to have interviewed Shinya Tsukamoto earlier this year. Quite surreal really!!! Related Coverage ::: Brief Interview with Shinya Tsukamoto on Nightmare Detective (Blake) ::: Introduction to ‘Nightmare…

Strawberry Shortcakes (2006) – Movie Wallpaper

[ View Image (1024×823) ][ View Image (1280×1029) ] “The big problem for a director today is to get back to the spirit of innocence, directness, and simplicity.” – Peter Bogdanovich* In reference to the seventies but just as true today. There are two very powerful words that can cause the male moviegoing population to…

Uncle’s Paradise (2006) – Movie Wallpaper

Screening at Fantastic Fest 2007! [ View Image (1024×673) ][ View Image (1280×841) ] A Japanese “pink” film that offers more than sex and nudity? Well that is certainly the case with Shinji IMAOKA’s “Uncle’s Paradise” aka “Ojisan Tengoku.” It has sex and it has nudity but that is really besides the point. The highlight…

New Milestone: 2,000+ Pictures Uploaded on my FLICKR Account

Whew! As of a few minutes ago I finally climbed over the 2,000 uploaded picture hump on my FLICKR account. If you haven’t been keeping up, I’ve been uploading a ton of new pictures. Updated Slideshows Include: ::: 100 New Pics I took at Nippon Connection 2007 ::: Full Minoru Kawasaki Gallery of Nippon Connection…

Introduction to ‘Nightmare Detective’ from Shinya Tsukamoto

[ View Image (1024×682) ][ View Image (1280×853) ] Introduction to “Nightmare Detective” from Shinya Tsukamoto:* Note the original English language translation of this was done by Don over at one of my favorite film sites Ryuganji (www.ryuganji.net). Dreams. Another world on the flipside of reality. A world said to be filled with various meanings,…