The easternKicks.com Podcast

A regular magazine programme about East Asian film, with the latest news, reviews and interviews

Episode 9: BFI’s Japan 2020

May 27th, 2020

In this bumper edition episode, writer, curator and filmmaker Jasper Sharp joins James and Andrew to select some highlights from the BFI's Japan 2020 season. A celebration of over 100 years of Japanese Cinema, including titles from Third Window Film and Arrow Video. While in a very connected way, our very own Kaj van Zoelen tells us How he got into easternFlicks!

BFI's Japan 2020 is currently available on BFI Player and continues throughout the year. 

This episode's timecodes

00:00:32 - Introduction
Jasper's choices:
00:03:29 - 1) Rashomon (Kurosawa, 1950)
00:17:24 - 2) Good Morning (Ozu 1959)
00:30:59 - Kaj van Zoelen: How I got into easternFlicks
00:34:27 - 3) Hana-bi (Kitano, 1997)
00:47:40 - Wildcard – Black Rain (Imamura, 1989)
James's choices:

00:51.33 - 1) The Woodsman and the Rain (Okita, 2011)
01:00.28 - 2) Audition (Miike, 1999)
01:09:25 - 3) Pulse (Kurosawa, 2001)
01:17:01 - Wildcard – Sion Sono, various
01:17:51 - Wildcard – House (Obayashi, 1977)
01:23:07 - Outro

Episode 3: Takashi squared

February 10th, 2020

In this jam-packed episode, Ant Gates joins Andrew and James to get all lovey-dovey about Takashi Miike's First Love, but as we look forward to the new rerelease of the One Missed Call trilogy, we wonder if this was the slushy feelings we were thinking of? Continuing the J-Horror theme, Niina Doherty gets very excited about Takashi Shimizu's Howling Village, while we reminisce about The Grudge and the good old days of Asian horror. Maja and Kaj report back on the International Film Festival Rotterdam, featured in full on the previous special report podcast. Meanwhile, Third Window Film's Adam Torel tells us How he got into easternFlicks...

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