An attempt to translate Kiyoshi Kurosawa's remarks on cinema into a letterboxd account.

Favorite films

  • A History of Violence
  • The Boston Strangler
  • Detective
  • The Ballad of Cable Hogue

Recent activity

  • The Munekata Sisters

  • Aquaman

  • A Hen in the Wind

  • Sympathy for the Devil

Recent reviews

  • The Munekata Sisters

    The Munekata Sisters

    The Munekata Sisters is a central work in this disassembly [of the traditional Japanese family]. The characters refuse to understand one another—the younger sister is modern and the older sister more old-fashioned, and they never agree on anything. The father, played by Ryu Chishu, is always there but can’t resolve these problems. There’s a dark side here that I don’t remember seeing in other films from that time. The married couples don’t talk to each other. The wife, played by…

  • Aquaman


    This spring in Japan I saw the film Aquaman by James Wan, who is known for directing horror films. I told myself until now that he was a filmmaker with quite a bit of talent, but I didn't expect to see him make such a well-made and interesting film. I said to myself that we could have a lot of hope for the films he was going to make afterwards.

Popular reviews

  • Letters from Iwo Jima

    Letters from Iwo Jima

    I think the greatest characteristic of Clint Eastwood’s films is that they revive the highly developed “form“ of early Hollywood cinema (say, from the 1940s) without ever relying on nostalgic elements. His talent is his firm conviction that cinema is storytelling as well as his confidence that with any story, however he tells it, he can capture the heart of the audience. As a result, he has continually tackled various types of stories, and never tells the same story twice.…

  • Cat People

    Cat People

    I don’t know if I would call it feminine, but it’s sensual - this ability to pass between darkness and light, to drift along that borderline. The borderline that had seemed so clearly defined just dissolves.