Category Archives: Movies & Documentaries

Nosferatu

Each and every Halloween a classic Horror film is lavished with a limited cinema run. Taking high street cinema chain Cineworld for example, over the last two years they have screened Wes Craven’s 1984 classic Nightmare on Elm Street and Joe Dante’s anarchic delight, Gremlins.

Dr Mabuse, The Gambler (1922)

Cinema in its essence is a visual medium; the silent film can be viewed as nothing but cinema in its purest form. That’s the theory anyhow. Contemporary audiences have written pre-sound cinema as archaic and therefore unworthy of any prolonged attention beyond that which one

The Fury (1978)

Brian De Palma, telekinesis and violence. When most people are addressed with those few identifiers the film they are going to come out with is Carrie. But there’s more, enter 1978 film the Fury; Brian De Palma’s other great telekinetic thriller and one that has

Late Mizoguchi (1951-1956)

Japanese cinema has an odd relationship with crowds for assorted reasons; two of the chief come from genres like horror and anime. The usual response to the question of what a person’s favourite Japanese film or film-maker is will often be met with any number of

Shady

Third Windows Films are a firm favourite here at The Geek Show, partly because they let us review all their releases, but mostly due to them releasing a healthy mix of classics and new titles from Asian cinema. They are the last and best men

Bring me the head of the Machine Gun Woman

Bring me the Head of… is one of those historic movie titles along with Once upon a time in… that has a legacy entirely unique to themselves, spanning continents, styles and genre like no other. The most recent to see release comes in the shape

Raindance 2013: Sake-Bomb

A Saké Bomb is a beer cocktail made by pouring Saké into a shot glass and dropping it into a glass of beer, it’s also the feature debut of Junya Sakino that’s making its international premiere at the 2013 Raindance Film Festival. In Sakino’s debut,

The Last American Virgin

Nostalgia is a potent emotion, as much as it can transport you back to your younger days it’s equally able to ask questions of just what your younger self was thinking. This contrast defines everything about The Last American Virgin, Arrow Film & Video’s latest

Time Bandits

Arrow films latest re-issue not only comes with a director’s recommendation, it also changes tack from the more exploitative and violence predicated titles of recent months. The title to change that tide is Terry Gilliam’s wonderful anarchic adventure movie – Time Bandits. Falling in with

Space Battleship Yamato (2010)

This most illustrious of anime intellectual properties has a legacy stretching back to 1974, through various series and OVA spells. The Space Battleship Yamato is as influential in Japan as Star Trek is throughout the world; its importance is stellar to Japanese audiences.  Now receiving