Too much Tokyo, Not enough Vice

‘They found a way to monetise suicides? Even for yakuza, that’s pretty fucked-up’ Episode 3 of Tokyo Vice. The central idea behind the series is that it takes a foreign, white male to uncover the sinister truth behind a spate of recent deaths that have seen pensioners kill themselves. Jake Adelstein wrote the book inContinue reading “Too much Tokyo, Not enough Vice”

New post

I was going to tell you about my latest sexual adventures. Then I thought you were probably tired of hearing about that. But I still need to write my regular blog post. Last week I watched a concert performance by Eddie Murphy called ‘Raw’. Filmed in the eighties, when Murphy was the massive star ofContinue reading “New post”

The Women

In a nutshell: a seemingly lightweight film is actually a sharp look at the effect of fame and the culture of film acting. When was the last time you watched a film with an all-female cast like this? A must-see for fans of Korean cinema, and cinema in general for that matter.

Produce 48 – New Korean competition show

“Produce 48” is the latest iteration of Korean competition programs which in the past have given us Wanna One and I.O.I. “Produce 48” is a  collaboration between Mnet and Japanese producer Yasushi Akimoto. The show has recruited ninety-six female trainees from music companies in Japan and South Korea. They are competing to become part ofContinue reading “Produce 48 – New Korean competition show”

Do You Hear What I Hear? Fresh Off The Boat Episode 10 Season 4

Episode rating: *** Fresh off the Boat has always been ‘freshest’ when it covers the holidays, whether looking at how the Huangs tried to celebrate Chinese New Year in Florida, or whenever Louis tries to impress his sons with his hilarious outfits on Halloween. Although this episode doesn’t go for the same meta-references as theContinue reading “Do You Hear What I Hear? Fresh Off The Boat Episode 10 Season 4”

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