Older Brother, Younger sister (1953)

MIKIO NARUSE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  Ani Imoto Japan, 1953.  Daiei Tokyo Daini.  Screenplay by Yoko Mizuki, based on the novel by Saisei Muro.  Cinematography by Shigeyoshi Mine.  Produced by Nobuo Miura.  Music by Ichiro Saito.  Production Design by Mikio Naka.  Costume Design by Terutaka Horiguchi.  Film Editing by Toyo Suzuki. Yoshiko Kuga is excellent as a young woman in a remote…

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Golden Demon (1954)

KOJI SHIMA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Konjiki Yasha Japan, 1954.  Daiei Studios.   Screenplay by Koji Shima, adaptation by Matsutaro Kawaguchi, based on a novel by Koyo Ozaki.   Cinematography by Michio Takahashi.   Produced by Masaichi Nagata.    Music by Ichiro Saito.   Enjoyable melodrama from Japan is notable for its strikingly rich colour cinematography. A young woman in…

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Street Of Shame (1956)

KENJI MIZOGUCHI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Akasen Chitai Japan, 1956.  Daiei Studios.  Screenplay by Masashige Narusawa, based on the novel by Susaki No Onna by Yoshiko Shibaki.  Cinematography by Kazuo Miyagawa.  Produced by Masaichi Nagata.  Music by Toshiro Mayuzumi.  Production Design by Hisao Ichikawa, Hiroshi Mizutani.  Costume Design by Tsugio Togo.  Film Editing by Kanji Suganuma.   Kenji Mizoguchi directed this…

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8 1/2 Women (1999)

PETER GREENAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  United Kingdom/The Netherlands/Luxembourg/Germany, 1999.  Woodline Productions, Movie Masters, Delux Productions, Continent Film GmbH, Kasander & Wigman Productions.  Screenplay by Peter Greenaway.  Cinematography by Sacha Vierny, Reinier van Brummelen.  Produced by Kees Kasander.  Production Design by Wilbert Van Dorp, Emi Wada.  Costume Design by Emi Wada.  Film Editing by Elmer Leupen.   After the death of his…

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