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

  • Aquaman

  • A Hen in the Wind

  • Sympathy for the Devil

  • Jaws

Recent reviews

  • 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.

  • A Hen in the Wind

    A Hen in the Wind

    You may think that Ozu only made movies that had nothing to do with war. But if I'm asked to say what film of his that I like best I reply without hesitation "A Hen in the Wind." He didn't directly show the war in this film, but it's a powerful movie which describes how deeply scarred our country was after the war experience. Ozu had experienced it all himself. He dealt with the war in his own way, and made a masterpiece.

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.…

  • Spontaneous Combustion

    Spontaneous Combustion

    What I really appreciate about Hooper is that he seems to study and research old traditional horror movies very well. But then, he manages to adapt them to contemporary settings. I also like to study and research the old films very thoroughly. But then, you can't just remake them. You have to think how to adapt or adjust them to a contemporary setting. So when I watched Spontaneous Combustion, I started to think that maybe this guy had the same idea about making horror movies as…