All articles by Alexander Jacoby

Lists

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

From Kurosawa to Koreeda, we make some tough choices about the finest film of every year of Japanese film history going back to 1925.

By Alejandra Armendáriz-Hernández, Kambole Campbell and others

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

Kyo Machiko obituary: the last of Japan’s Golden stars

By Alexander Jacoby

Kyo Machiko obituary: the last of Japan’s Golden stars
Interviews

“Is blood enough?” Koreeda Hirokazu on makeshift families and Shoplifters

By Alexander Jacoby

“Is blood enough?” Koreeda Hirokazu on makeshift families and Shoplifters
Features

Tears and laughter: 10 female stars of Golden Age Japanese cinema

By Alexander Jacoby

Tears and laughter: 10 female stars of Golden Age Japanese cinema
Features

V.F. (Victor Francis) Perkins, 1936-2016

By Alexander Jacoby

V.F. (Victor Francis) Perkins, 1936-2016
Features

Journeys into night: the police thrillers of Yoshitaro Nomura

By Alexander Jacoby

Journeys into night: the police thrillers of Yoshitaro Nomura
Features

Classical virtues: Shindo Kaneto and Yoshimura Kozaburo

By Alexander Jacoby

Classical virtues: Shindo Kaneto and Yoshimura Kozaburo
Features

Mizoguchi’s The Water Magician

By Alexander Jacoby

Mizoguchi’s The Water Magician