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This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Watching this back-to-back with Nocturne was an interesting way to compare the two films' musical literacy. I was surprised at how stark the contrast was in regards to their general understanding of music - to cut a long story short, Nocturne seems to know more or less what its subject matter is about ("Chromatic scale, tritones, go"; etc.), and The Perfection seems to have no idea what music is at all.
I have to admit that my eyes always glaze…
It's thirty minutes too long, over-melodramatic and way too sentimental, but I'll be damned if I can think of the last time a movie made me weep like this one did. Keeping in mind that Japan has a long history of people proclaiming how a full moon brought them to tears - one only has to skim through the country's vast body of ancient literature to get an idea - it's understandable that the Japanese people have an affinity with…
Masaaki Yuasa very seldom makes a misstep, and 夜は短し歩けよ乙女 (The Night is Short, Walk On Girl) is not one of them.
He continues to expand on the inventive style he explored in The Tatami Galaxy, but this time with only 90 minutes to do it in - however the manic pace that Yuasa's works are usually characterised by settles in nicely considering the 'single-night' narrative layout (something I hadn't actually realised when reading the book) here as well. Although there…