All articles by Jasper Sharp

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A cinephile’s guide to Japan

A whistle-stop tour of some of the unforgettable locations that have helped define the country’s best films.

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
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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
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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
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50 key anime films

By Nick Bradshaw, Darren Ashmore and others

50 key anime films
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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
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Yasujiro Ozu: 10 essential films

By Jasper Sharp

Yasujiro Ozu: 10 essential films
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Where to begin with Japanese musicals

By Jasper Sharp

Where to begin with Japanese musicals
Where to begin

Where to begin with Robert Florey

By Jasper Sharp

Where to begin with Robert Florey
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
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Where to begin with Kaneto Shindo

By Jasper Sharp

Where to begin with Kaneto Shindo
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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
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Five masterpieces of Japanese widescreen... and how they use the frame

By Jasper Sharp

Five masterpieces of Japanese widescreen... and how they use the frame
Features

A celebration of Anna May Wong in six films

By Jasper Sharp

A celebration of Anna May Wong in six films
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Five iconic Japanese actresses of the golden age

By Jasper Sharp

Five iconic Japanese actresses of the golden age
Lists

100 essential thrillers

By Henry Barnes, Nikki Baughan and others

100 essential thrillers
Lists

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

By Jasper Sharp

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

How Akira Kurosawa films command the weather

By Jasper Sharp

How Akira Kurosawa films command the weather
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10 great films about sex

By Samuel Wigley, Katy McGahan and others

10 great films about sex
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100 years of Japanese animation: One great film per decade

By Jasper Sharp

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

By Jasper Sharp

10 great natural history films
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Rob Reiner: five essential films

By Jasper Sharp

Rob Reiner: five essential films
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Where to begin with the Japanese New Wave

By Jasper Sharp

Where to begin with the Japanese New Wave
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