I kicked off 2017 with a string of vintage Japanese movies I’d never seen before. Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai and Throne of Blood, the Speed-like The Bullet Train, and a scattering of late ’60s B-movies. I started putting my thoughts on them together on my Facebook page at first, but after a while, people kept suggesting I start a blog instead (for the record, I’m pretty sure they just wanted me to stop clogging up their feeds with black-and-white stills from ’50s movies).
This isn’t intended to be a set of professional reviews. They’re my subjective opinions while working my way through seventy-odd years of Japanese cinema, but I hope to throw in some of the interesting facts I’m picking up along the way, and flesh out the reviews as I go on.
If there’s a particular movie you think I should see, leave a comment or get in touch through Twitter.