Tag: Mystery

Yuriko Yoshitaka to star in film adaptation of Mahokaru Numata’s YURIGOKORO 「ユリゴコロ」

Snakes and Earrings star Yuriko YOSHITAKA will headline the anticipated film adaptation of author Mahokaru NUMATA’s acclaimed 2011 novel Yurigokoro 「ユリゴコロ」. The novel (published in the US under the title Nan-Core), which won the Haruhiko Oyabu Award in 2012, follows a young man’s attempts to unravel the […]

Toho shares two new TV spots for Lee Sang-il’s RAGE

Toho Company have shared two new television spots for the upcoming mystery drama Rage (Ikari), an adaptation of YAMADA Shuichi’s eponymous two-part novel from 2014 and the latest feature from writer – director Lee Sang-il (Hula Girls). The award-winning WATANABE Ken (Unforgiven) stars, with MORIYAMA Mirai (Penance), MATSUYAMA Kenichi […]

Beware of the creep next door . . .

Eureka! Entertainment has released its trailer for director KUROSAWA Kiyoshi’s latest, the mystery-thriller Creepy. The film was released by Shochiku in Japan earlier this Summer, and will have its premiere in the UK at the BFI London Film Festival in early October. From there, the film is set for limited theatrical […]

The Shadow (1994)

The Shadow (1994)

Seemingly bored millionaire Lamont Cranston (Alec Baldwin) actually has a rather interesting hobby during his nights: so he can atone for the sins of his past as drug-dealing Eastern warlord, and channel his inner evil into something good a Buddhist monk has taught Cranston the power to cloud men’s […]

Village of 8 Gravestones 「八つ墓村」

Village of 8 Gravestones 「八つ墓村」

Tatsuya is coming home – to see the birthplace of his mother, to attend the funeral of his maternal grandfather, and perhaps something more. The current head of the wealthy Tajima family (barons as it were of the rural town of Yatsuhaka-mura) is ailing and near death, and […]

The Kennel Murder Case (1932)

The Kennel Murder Case (1932)

Sportsman and collector Archer Coe (Robert Barrat) dies in what at first looks like suicide to investigating Detective Heath (Eugene Pallette) and District Attorney Markham (Robert McWade), but amateur detective Philo Vance (William Powell, shortly before Nick met Nora) soon sets the two straight, for […]

The Casebook of Eddie Brewer (2012)

Warning: there are one or two rather mild spoilers ahead Eddie Brewer (Ian Brooker, an actor whose screen credits only seem to consist of a few bit parts, which looks preposterously unfair in context of his performance here) is a rather old-fashioned kind of paranormal […]

I Know Who Killed Me (2007)

Teen Aubrey Fleming (Lindsay Lohan) is living a charmed life – she’s bright, wealthy, has a supportive family, and could have all the jock boyfriends she could handle; all reasons for her not to be perfectly happy are hidden quite well or perfectly obvious after […]

悪魔が来りて笛を吹く: Devil’s Flute (1979)

悪魔が来りて笛を吹く: Devil’s Flute (1979)

The early years of post-war Japan. Private detective Kosuke Kindaichi (Toshiyuki Nishida) is asked to take a look at the curious affairs of the Tsubaki/Tamamushi family, whose upper class life is taking a turn for the worse. Eisuke Tsubaki (Noboru Nakaya) was the main suspect […]

The Bullet Vanishes

The Bullet Vanishes

China during the Warlords Era. Policeman Song Donglu (Lau Ching-Wan, doing his crazy detective bit with all the verve and charisma I expect from what might be my favourite living Chinese actor) may work in a prison, but he’s a nearly superhumanly able investigator. He […]