O'GRADY FILM

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Review: Ladyhawke

The marketing for Richard Donner’s 1978 adaptation of Superman proudly proclaimed that the film would convince audiences that “a man...

Review: Goodbye CP

Watched Goodbye CP, which is currently screening as part of Japan Society’s latest online retrospective—a showcase of the...

Review: About Endlessness

About Endlessness opens with an image of a pair of embracing lovers floating above a sea of gray clouds. In comparison with this moment...

Review: At Eternity’s Gate

My busy work schedule prevented me from catching At Eternity’s Gate during its initial theatrical run back in 2018. Fortunately, the film...

Review: Mona Lisa

[The following review contains MAJOR SPOILERS; YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!] It’s remarkable how changing a single ingredient can significantly...

Review: Confessions

Imagine Kinji Fukasaku’s Battle Royale. Now, replace most of the physical bloodshed with psychological warfare—a tense game of mental...

Review: Sakuran

Mika Ninagawa began her career as a photographer, and that background is clearly evident in Sakuran, her directorial debut. Every frame...

Review: Air Doll

On paper, the premise of Air Doll (an inflatable sex doll somehow develops sentience and proceeds to wander the streets of Tokyo) sounds...