Yang gives a moving performance as the stuttering, socially inept ex-barber with the ring-name of “Barikan” (“Clipper”).
Imagine a cross between J.G. Ballard and “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, with elements of Kafka, Saki and magical realism
Just as you get the politicians you deserve, you get the works of art you deserve too.
A cross between a medieval hermit and a Parisian flâneur, he has apparently never left Tokyo
James Bond’s half-Japanese son or daughter would be in the prime of life today.
His blend of Aubrey Beardsley-like eroticism with sixties psychedelia helped to establish the underground ambience…
In Japan, which has made cultural appropriation a national strategy for the last 150 years, such thinking makes no sense
“Through the seething jungles of Mindanao, across the baking emptiness of Mongolia and into the Dear Leader’s personal pleasure dome.”
Ground-breaking film director Nagisa Oshima, peddled cockroach-repellent and air-freshener.
Scorsese’s favoured milieu is the “mean streets” of inner city America, where he grew up, with their violence, profanity and crime