All articles by Jasper Sharp

Features

Japanese documentaries from the Yamagata festival now streaming for free online

Highlights from the prestigious Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival have been made available online worldwide for a week only. Here’s a handful of landmark documentaries to look out for.

By Jasper Sharp

Japanese documentaries from the Yamagata festival now streaming for free online
In partnership with JNTO

A cinephile’s guide to Japan

By Jasper Sharp

A cinephile’s guide to Japan
In partnership with JNTO

Kawase Naomi: looking from the outside in

By Jasper Sharp

Kawase Naomi: looking from the outside in
In partnership with JNTO

Eight new visions of Japan on screen in 2021

By Jasper Sharp

Eight new visions of Japan on screen in 2021
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10 great Japanese teen films

By Jasper Sharp

10 great Japanese teen films
Lists

Forgotten treasures of the multiplex

By Ryan Gilbey, Nick James and others

Forgotten treasures of the multiplex
Features

70 years of Rashomon – A new look at Akira Kurosawa’s cinematic milestone of post-truth

By Jasper Sharp

70 years of Rashomon – A new look at Akira Kurosawa’s cinematic milestone of post-truth
Lists

50 key anime films

By Nick Bradshaw, Darren Ashmore and others

50 key anime films
In partnership with JNTO

Beyond anime: a short history of independent Japanese animation

By Jasper Sharp

Beyond anime: a short history of independent Japanese animation
Features

Tokyo Story: anatomy of a classic

By Jasper Sharp

Tokyo Story: anatomy of a classic
Lists

The best Japanese film of every year – from 1925 to now

By Alejandra Armendáriz-Hernández, Kambole Campbell and others

The best Japanese film of every year – from 1925 to now
Where to begin

Where to begin with Josef von Sternberg

By Jasper Sharp

Where to begin with Josef von Sternberg
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10 great Japanese films of the 1990s

By Jasper Sharp

10 great Japanese films of the 1990s
Where to begin

Where to begin with Kaneto Shindo

By Jasper Sharp

Where to begin with Kaneto Shindo
Where to begin

Where to begin with Japanese cyberpunk

By Jasper Sharp

Where to begin with Japanese cyberpunk
Where to begin

Where to begin with Kon Ichikawa

By Jasper Sharp

Where to begin with Kon Ichikawa
Lists

5 masterpieces of Japanese widescreen... and how they use the frame

By Jasper Sharp

5 masterpieces of Japanese widescreen... and how they use the frame
The essentials

A celebration of Anna May Wong in 6 films

By Jasper Sharp

A celebration of Anna May Wong in 6 films
Lists

5 iconic Japanese actresses of the golden age

By Jasper Sharp

5 iconic Japanese actresses of the golden age
Lists

100 essential thrillers

By Henry Barnes, Nikki Baughan and others

100 essential thrillers
Lists

5 highs and lows from the deep-sea adventures of Jacques Cousteau

By Jasper Sharp

5 highs and lows from the deep-sea adventures of Jacques Cousteau
Lists

100 years of Japanese animation: 1 great film per decade

By Jasper Sharp

100 years of Japanese animation: 1 great film per decade
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10 great natural history films

By Jasper Sharp

10 great natural history films
Lists

Rob Reiner: 5 essential films

By Jasper Sharp

Rob Reiner: 5 essential films
Where to begin

Where to begin with the Japanese New Wave

By Jasper Sharp

Where to begin with the Japanese New Wave
Where to begin

Where to begin with Takeshi Kitano

By Jasper Sharp

Where to begin with Takeshi Kitano
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10 great films of 1997

By Geoff Andrew, Nikki Baughan and others

10 great films of 1997
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10 great films of 1946

By David Parkinson, Christina Newland and others

10 great films of 1946
Lists

17 rare times when a director made five or more great films in a row

By Nikki Baughan, Graham Fuller and others

17 rare times when a director made five or more great films in a row
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