Destruction Babies is an intense tale of two brothers, Taira Ashihara (Yuya Yagira) and Shota (Nijiro Murakami) who live by themselves in a small port town. Both young men are prone to violence - the older lives by the thrill of a fight, while the younger is more restrained, yet might follow the same path of destruction. 

Destruction Babies - Film Review

The most extreme 108 minutes in Japanese film history?

That byline, which caught my fancy when the casting news was announced, lives up to its expectation. 

Tetsuya Mariko, the celebrated indie filmmaker, showcases his latest work, in the tradition of Yellow Kid (rookie boxer turned manga model) and Ninifuni (about a provincial young burglar). While his previous films feature young men who are often misunderstood and treated shabbily by society, Destruction Babies goes a notch higher as Mariko's characters reverse roles spewing hate and violence to an otherwise unsuspecting society. 

Playing the dual role of the devil and the victim, Takeru Satoh headlines If Cats Disappeared From the World. Directed by Akira Nagai (who made the comedy 'Judge!' and will next work on 'Teiichi no Kuni') the film is primarily a launching pad for Satoh to signal his foray into dramatic roles. 

If Cats Disappeared from the World, Takeru Satoh - Movie Review

The Rurouni Kenshin actor has made significant acting strides as he delineates the story of a young man who is diagnosed to have a terminal illness.

A Double Life is about a curious young woman who followed her neighbor and discovered he is having an extramarital affair. Based on the novel "Nijyuu Seikatsu" by Mariko Koike, Tama (Mugi Kadowaki) becomes inspired by the French writer and artist Sophie Calle during her Uni lectures. Calle is known for "her detective-like ability to follow strangers and investigate their private lives." In other words, Calle is the model and inspiration of today's stalkers.

A Double Life, starring Mugi Kadowaki review

To put Calle's methods into practice and prepare her Master's paper, she did exactly as the French writer and began to tail her neighbor Ishizaka (Hiroki Hasegawa), who is a family man with a secret.

Reports have it that there are two versions of Pink and Gray, one has the full-frontal sex scene featuring Johnny's idol Yuto Nakajima and Kaho, while the 'tame' version deleted the love scene to appease the devoted fans who might get upset to see Nakajima having sex. 

I don't know if the fans will grow up, but Nakajima certainly grew in acting stature as Rengo Shiraki. 

When we regret something in the past, we did not regret it before it happened. We had no thoughts or feelings about it then. By utilizing this resource from the past and bringing it back into the now, we can stop being concerned. - A paragraph from Time Travelling into the Past to Eliminate Regret.

Often, a movie trailer can exceed our expectations, and the movie itself could be a big disappointment. In the case of Orange - notwithstanding the over-sentimental play of dramatic music - it's the other way around. Based on the manga series "Orange" by Ichigo Takano, the movie is about love, regrets, camaraderie, friendship and the will not to let go of someone even if destiny seems to favor a negative, tragic result.

Naho Takamiya (Tao Tsuchiya) is a 2nd-year high school student. On the way to school one Spring day, she noticed an envelope inside her bag - it contains a letter addressed to her and sent by herself ten years into the future. Surprised and confused, she got no time to reflect as she's already late for school.