S08E12 – Samurai Vs. Ninja

On this week’s episode we decided to head to the land of the rising sun, so join us as we continue our month of combat with a healthy dose of samurais and ninjas. Reviews – The Stuff, Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi (3DS), The Witch

Hands Over The City

Politics will never fail to aggravate, just as episodes from the past will never fail to hold some relevance to the now. Take Masters of Cinema’s newest addition, Le mani sulla città (Hands over the City), as the perfect example. People reading this review in

White of the Eye

Back in the days of VHS, the idea of discovering a film was a common one; countless people visited their local video rental store and dipped their toe in the hope of finding a gem. Now, in the age of the internet, there are few

Blind Woman’s Curse

One of Arrow’s latest releases sees them take an all too rare foray away from English-speaking climes, instead heading for Japan. That release is Terou Ishii’s surreal period Yakuza film of many titles, whether its Blind Woman’s Curse, Black Cat’s Revenge or Tattooed Swordsman, whatever

S08E11 – Knuckle Sandwich

The Western world has had a long fascination with the world Eastern martial arts, and these days the different types and styles have become global brands that appear in everything from Hollywood blockbusters to the Olympic Games. In this episode we continue our look at

Bleak Night

Korean cinema came out of nowhere in the early 2000′s, blowing up people’s conceptions as to what action thrillers can be. They were the perfect antidote to a Hollywood system that was (and still is) becoming increasingly one-dimensional and nepotistic. This blossoming has given directors

S08E10 – Weapon of Choice

On this week’s episode we’re continuing our month long look at combat and war, so join us as we take a look at the weird and wacky world of weapons. Reviews – Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Tales of

Dusk Maiden of Amnesia

Mixing very different themes together can sometimes produce surprising results, but there’s a big risk involved with this approach to storytelling, and original concepts that are formed using this process often fall at the first hurdle. There are always exceptions to this guideline, but in

S08E09 – Away With The Warriors

March is a strange month. Aside from playing host to the Vernal Equinox (or Autumnal if you’re in the Southern hemisphere), it’s also named after Mars – the Roman god of war. With that in mind we kick off our month long campaign, so join us

White Dog

Slavery has been something of a hot topic in cinema over the past 18 months, what with critical & commercial darlings in 12 years a slave and Django unchained bringing racial inequality into the public discourse. With this social sickness being given an unheralded amount