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  1. Scienceofphantoms's rating of the film Diary of a Shinjuku Thief

    Pretty damn excellent when he's on point; the language is a familiar style of 60s experimental feature-lengths. It does get a bit too rape-y for me.

  2. Wee Hunk's rating of the film Diary of a Shinjuku Thief

    There is a thread that goes through the movie of the love story, but it often gets interrupted and even over-analyzed by the time it's through. The experimental nature of the film helps it to be more than just a love story, but it really lost me during the kabuki section.

  3. Khach Aloyan's rating of the film Diary of a Shinjuku Thief

  4. Raymond Likes Subtitles's rating of the film Diary of a Shinjuku Thief

    Has its moments but still a bit of a mess.

  5. Dignan's rating of the film Diary of a Shinjuku Thief

    Bullshit twenty-four frames a second. Alexandre Astruc argued that auteurs ought to use the camera like a pen: the caméra-stylo. The sex-obsessed Ôshima takes this a step further and uses the camera like his cock: the caméra-cock.

  6. Post Ironic's rating of the film Diary of a Shinjuku Thief

    One of the most fascinating films out of 60s Japan and that's saying something. My favourite alongside Funeral Parade of Roses. Scenes of drunk Japanese intellectuals discussing the sexual revolution... Juro Kara's avant-garde Kabuki theatre group... and Birdy chasing Umeko down the street with a dildo... Brilliant!

  7. Alex's rating of the film Diary of a Shinjuku Thief

  8. Sirius_911's rating of the film Diary of a Shinjuku Thief

    La nouvelle vague japonaise dans ce qu'elle peut offrir de plus vain... Un patchwork qui témoigne certes d'une grande soif de liberté artistique, mais qui se révèle trop souvent incongru et longuet. Le propos est très rapidement dilué et le spectateur, lui, est immanquablement condamné à l'ennui.

  9. Marv1n's rating of the film Diary of a Shinjuku Thief

    Si on aime le cinéma expérimental, pourquoi pas. Sinon, on apprécie les plans superbes mais on attend franchement la fin

  10. azoulay's rating of the film Diary of a Shinjuku Thief

    En 68 un tel film faisait sans doute sens, porteur de libération du cinéma et d'interrogation métaphysique de la jeunesse sur sa sexualité. Aujourd'hui il reste, malgré de sublimes images N&B , qu'une belle aventure littéraire.Une chose un peu confuse, difficile à suivre mais un témoignage d'une époque révolue où l'on voulait refaire la vie et le monde. Problème insoluble de ce cinéma expérimental

  11. El Biffo's rating of the film Diary of a Shinjuku Thief

  12. ‏ㅤ's rating of the film Diary of a Shinjuku Thief

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5l6uFMoYEM

  13. Jesse Furgurson's rating of the film Diary of a Shinjuku Thief

    AKA The Magical Mystery Dildo Chase. After viewing no.2, at least a third of it is still borderline impenetrable. I don't think O's always in control here, but when he is, look out.

  14. T. J. Harman's rating of the film Diary of a Shinjuku Thief

    One of Oshima’s most experimental and challenging films from this period. Loved the talking books and the mix of artifice and document.

  15. Jeremy Ashlyn's rating of the film Diary of a Shinjuku Thief