James Balmont

Film

5 Haruki Murakami adaptations you need to watch

Traverse the Murakami-verse ahead of the release of new animation 'Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman'.
James Balmont
1.10.23
Film

8 Korean arthouse films to watch this year

From drag queens to killer fungi, here's everything you need to catch at 2022's London Korean Film Festival.
James Balmont
11.1.22
Film

How to get into… Junji Ito manga

As Japan's legendary horror manga artist has his work adapted by Netflix, here's a rundown of his most compelling (and disturbing) stories you should know.
James Balmont
10.26.22
Film

6 East Asian films gunning for Oscars glory in 2022

Movies from Japan, South Korea, Cambodia, Thailand and Taiwan submitted for Best International Feature at the Academy Awards.
James Balmont
12.15.21
Film

The explicit films of South Korean director Im Sang-soo

5 must-watch (and sex-heavy) movies starring your fave actors from 'Minari', 'Parasite', 'Squid Game', 'The Handmaiden' and 'Oldboy'.
James Balmont
11.18.21
Culture

Pink films: the sexual revolution of Japanese cinema

How the 1960s softcore filmmaking movement behind ‘Inflatable Sex Doll of the Wastelands’ and ‘Gushing Prayer’ transformed the industry in Japan.
James Balmont
3.10.21
Culture

20 years of Dogtown and Z-Boys: “It documented a revolution.”

In the mid-70s, a group of California kids changed skateboarding forever. Here, they discuss life since the cult 2001 doc that told their story.
James Balmont
1.19.21
Culture

All Grown Up: Chloë Sevigny and Leo Fitzpatrick on 25 years since Kids

As it approaches a quarter century, Larry Clark's seminal movie remains as iconic as ever. Here, the film's stars reflect on making 'Kids'.
James Balmont
8.6.20