Category Archives: Reviews

Himizu

  After March 2011, director Sion Sono volunteered in Fukushima to do his bit. This caused a considerable delay in the production of his latest project. Afterward volunteering he altered his script of Minoru Furuya’s manga to show the world what really happened that day.

War of the Arrows

Director Han-min Kim’s film The War of the Arrows is something of a rarity in the international reputation of Korean cinema as its focus lies on the second Manchurian invasion of Korea, the Joseon Kingdom in particular. In layman’s terms, the War of the Arrows is about the second

Boca Do Lixo

City of God brought Brazilian cinema into the public consciousness and following on from it there has been a series of gangland thrillers, a strange case of a country typecasting itself, similar to South Korea and its relationship with the revenge thriller. The newest Brazilian

Red Light Revolution

The trouble with reviewing a comedy film is that it’s much like observing a particle: the act of reviewing can cloud and alter the reader’s perception. To explain a joke or gag without context could potentially damage the humor. This film however has created the

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Ikoku Meiro no Croisée

  There has long been a mutual fascination between Eastern and Western cultures, and although modern technology and tourism have made it easier to explore the mysteries of other lands, things were very different during the latter part of the 19th century. At that time,

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Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo

  Stories about the dead coming back to life are a dime a dozen these days, mainly because of the current fascination with zombies and vampires, but rarely do we see a tale that’s more akin to the legends of old, where mighty heroes brave

Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo

Stories about the dead coming back to life are a dime a dozen these days, mainly because of the current fascination with zombies and vampires, but rarely do we see a tale that’s more akin to the legends of old, where mighty heroes brave the

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Kamisama Dolls

  Since time immemorial the worship of higher powers has been a cornerstone of human civilization, but as mankind’s understanding of the universe grew, so did his technology, and many ancient beliefs were gradually replaced or discarded by one means or another. Not all of

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Ao no Exorcist

  “Satan has been the best friend the Church has ever had, as He has kept it in business all these years!” – Anton LaVey One of the constants of many religions is the idea that sin and evil stem from a higher power. In

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Kamisama no Memochou

[singlepic id=582 w=320 h=240 float=left] [singlepic id=583 w=320 h=240 float=center]   One of the most annoying things about the anime industry is the seemingly ingrained belief that bandwagons, when jumped upon, have the mystical ability to carry studios into money. It’s a sad fact that