Category Archives: Editorials

2012 in Review: Top Ten

oday is the final day of my series of 2012 posts reviewing the year in cinema, and today it’s the turn of the year’s top 10 films. Just to re-iterate what I have previously said, 2012 has been a brilliant year for films to the

2012 in Review: Worst movies of the year

It’s one thing picking the best films of the year; it’s an altogether easier task too as I could have easily made a top 50a for 2012. Any claims that this year was a bad one for cinema is entirely unfounded. Even so, that doesn’t mean this year didn’t have its

2012 in Review: Honorable Mentions

2012 is over. 365 days, 52 weeks and 162 films: it has now come to the time of the year where those who look at films critically pick the highlights and lowlights of the year’s film releases. There are rules for this type of thing,

Top 10 Films of 2011

  It’s down the final countdown of films in 2011 with this post, in which I count down by 10 favourite films. Once again, I have to stress that this list is made up of films that I enjoyed the most (or as much as

Best of the Rest: 25-11 – Movies in 2011

2011 is a year of many things in cinema, however if there was one theme that defined the year it would be a lack of truly great films. I will admit from the off that I hated Melancholia and thought that the Tree of Life

Worst 5 Films of 2011

2011 has not been a great year for movies as my forthcoming best of will allude there are very few films that sat above the generally good films at the top of the pile, unlike 2010 which had shutter island, inception, buried, toy story 3,

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Archaeon’s Top Ten Horror Anime

Halloween is upon us once more, and at this spooky time of the year people want tales of terror, sagas of the supernatural, discourses of dread and frightful fantasies. Now there are plenty of movies around of one sort another that would have the desired

Retro Revival – Bringing the Good Times Back

Things from years gone by have been undergoing revamps and facelifts for the past few years; from clothing styles to TV shows and films, things that were old are now ‘new’ and ‘cool’ again. Okay, they’re not always good reboots  (*cough*ClashOfTheTitans*cough*), but they’re being brought

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Japan – My thoughts are with all of you.

For me, Japan is a special place, not simply because I’m a fan of anime, manga and games, but because I have experienced first hand the beauty of the land, the warmth of its people, and some of the wonders of its culture. I had

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The Industry Should Make Games For Adults

No, I don’t mean porn games, so get your mind out of the gutter. I found this article from this years Game Developers Conference in San Francisco very interesting indeed. It’s a fact that games are very much escapist fantasies, but eventually one gets bored