Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

Takako Konishi was an office worker from Tokyo who was found dead in Minnesota and became the muse behind the urban legend that the Coen Brothers Fargo is the key to a lost bounty of cash. That same Urban Legend is the key inspiration behind

4-Panel 03 – Did Someone Say “Chimichanga”?

On this episode we’re neck deep in comics and graphic novels, so join us as we take a look at Batman Eternal, The Walking Dead, Guardians of the Galaxy, Army of Darkness, Justice League 3000, Witchcraft Works Volume 2, and Ordinary by Rob Williams and

Cinema Eclectica 07 – B-Sides Vol. 1

This week we forcibly ejected 50 Shades of Grey, and instead opted to give the “other guys” a chance. In ‘Off the Shelf’ we looked at Spione, Enemy, Sake Bomb, Shanghai 13 and For Love’s Sake. Our highlights of the week are The Theory of

S10E06 – Skin Deep

This year we manage continue our annual tradition of avoiding a direct show about Valentine’s Day by taking a look at this mysterious thing called beauty. What makes a movie, animation or game beautiful? Is it the looks? The camera work? The characters? Join us

Battlefield: Hardline Live Event

To celebrate the launch of  Battlefield: Hardline, Electronic Arts have teamed up with  immersive theatre company differencEngine and taken over a secret underground location in London to give fans an immersive experience where, for the first time ever, players can step into the video game

The Turning

It’s a common lament among booksellers that you just can’t get people interested in short story collections, which is a shame considering writers as diverse as HP Lovecraft, E Annie Proulx, Angela Carter, Eileen Chang and Jorge Luis Borges have produced their finest works in

Back to 1942

The British Film Institute has had many seasons dedicated to many national cinemas, directors, epochs or movements, with the supreme stature they have brought many old science fiction programmes, documentaries or, as is currently the case, Chinese films to the fore. Today they have released

Keyframe 03 – I Won a Shiny Thing

This week we continue on the awards theme, so join us as we find out more about the animation winners at the BAFTAs, and the nominations for SXSW and the Oscars. Our featured anime are Kamisama Kiss (Kamisama Hajimemashita), and From the New World (Shin

The Last of the Unjust

Claude Lanzmann’s complex, heavyweight and incredibly powerful new film The Last of the Unjust is a feature-length reworking of material gathered over the arduous twelve-year shoot for his defining work Shoah.  It is an interview with Benjamin Murmelstein, a Viennese rabbi appointed by the Nazis