films seen
7
average score
3.57*
nationality
Japan - 51 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Rare treats

A wonderful collection of shorts, visually pleasing, fun to watch and from time to time refreshingly weird.

Solid pieces

Maniac Hero

Hero Mania: Seikatsu
2016 / 109m - Japan
Comedy, Action
3.5*/5.0*
Maniac Hero poster

Fun, creative and quirky spin on the superhero genre. Even though Toyoshima is somewhat of a veteran director by now, the film still feels young and fresh. There's no lack of interesting ideas, the execution is on point and the actors are in on the joke. It lacks a little refinement, but otherwise it's a very amusing film.

Moriyamachu Driving School

Moriyama Chû Kyôshûjo
2016 / 103m - Japan
Comedy
3.5*/5.0*
Moriyamachu Driving School poster

A very pleasant and enjoyable comedy that goes for a blend of dry and quirky, without getting too absurd or outlandish. Some slight touches of drama add a little bit of depth, but it's clear that it doesn't aim to be too serious. It's a film without real highlights, yet amuses the entire time. Very fine filler indeed.

There Is No Lid on the Sea

Umi no Futa
2015 / 83m - Japan
Drama
3.5*/5.0*
There Is No Lid on the Sea poster

Unholy Women

Kowai Onna
2006 / 107m - Japan
Horror, Mystery
3.5*/5.0*
Unholy Women poster

The inoffensive

Tales of Terror

Kaidan Shin Mimibukuro: Gekijô-ban
2004 / 92m - Japan
Horror
3.0*/5.0*
Tales of Terror poster