Ryuichi Hiroki - Awesome Dude This fucking guy was born on New Year's Day. I don't have anything to write about him at this time. I'm starting the thread as a guilt trip inducing reminder that I must write something soon. He's been pumping out 2-3 films every year of this century, give or take. I've seen nineteen of his films! I don't know for sure but I imagine it's the most I've seen from a single director. Of the nineteen films I've seen from him I've given only one a 5/5 star rating (which, obviously, would translate to 9.31337/10). It's a sweet little film shot on DV and pumped out in a couple weeks--Tokyo Trash Baby (2000)--which is "an understated look at a lonely woman who goes through the garbage of a neighbor she is obsessed with looking for mementos". I think it was released on the same day as another of his films--I Am an S+M Writer (2000). Who does that? The beauty of Hiroki is that he is a naturally gifted film maker who just makes movies. He never sets out to make a masterpiece. In the 1980s and 90s he made mostly softcore and porn. 2000 was the turning point for him towards the mainstream, but he continues to make sexually charged, sex-infused films alongside some of the sweetest Pure Love films you can imagine. More later.