Amuse-Bouches

The-Rentals by Brantley Gutierrez

The Real Return of The Rentals

In Jean-Luc Godard’s 1965 dystopian sci-fi riddle of a film, Alphaville, Lemmy Caution is a detective set out to stop a mad scientist. Machines, or rather A Machine–Alpha 60–has collectivized all individuality and trampled out emotion, romance, dreams and love. The poetry of the world is gone. The commodotization of the soul is eminent. Will […]

Leftovers

Placebo with Zakuro © Ontoshiki

Interview with Tokyo Photographer Ontoshiki

In the old days, when a man was building his credibility as an artist, he did so rather anonymously. There might be a break here or there in this or that magazine or fashion catalogue but it would be difficult for this person to build a public name outside the small circle of his metropolitan […]

Björk Live in Tokyo © Daniel Griffin

Interview with Damian Taylor

I was lucky enough to be invited along to the Björk Volta concert in Tokyo, on both nights to met up with and interview Damian Taylor, the musical director and band member, watch the show, take photos and find out more about the tour and instruments. Unfortunately Björk couldn’t do an interview herself, as she […]

Of Horses and Men

Horse shagging and Jodorowsky: a report from Tokyo International Film Festival 2013

Sharing acronyms can be a real shitter, especially when you’re forever relegated to second place. A month after Toronto International Film Festival wraps up its annual media frenzy, Tokyo wheels out its own TIFF – an event that, but for its accreditation by the FIAPF, might as well not exist to the wider world. You’ll […]