Jasper Sharp is a writer and curator specialising in Japanese cinema and the co-editor of the website Midnight Eye. His books include Behind the Pink Curtain (2008) and The Historical Dictionary of Japanese Cinema (2011).
He tweets @jaspersharp.
Jasper Sharp journeys deep into Tokyo’s cinematic underworld and beyond to pick out 10 of the best Japanese mobster movies.
20 March 2013
Ten years ago Yamamura Kôji’s comically surreal Mt. Head put the thriving world of Japanese independent animation on the map. He looks back over his quarter-century career with Jasper Sharp.
4 January 2013
The year’s best online movies, by 16 international correspondents.
1 January 2013
Young criminal, pink-film iconoclast and savage post-war social critic – “the most controversial filmmaker in Japan”; 1 April 1936–17 October 2012.
23 October 2012