Tag Archives: Adaptation

They Came To A City

I’m not really a big fan of overtly political works since they can force an idea upon the viewer. Other times a film or television series that is based on politics but isn’t political is something that I could get behind. So I had a

Keyframe 107 – RUN! It’s a Pixelated Cockroach!

Keyframe rides again, and this time we’ve got a new of our conga line as we parade through multi-sensory theme park attractions, Bob Marley’s music, samurai bunnies and a new animated feature set on Hawaii during Halloween that has a suitably cringe-worthy name (see if

Keyframe 101 – Waifu or Otter

So Disney have bought the lion’s share of the Fox media empire, which means Star Wars and Marvel fans have something to be happy about over the Christmas holidays. Meanwhile, we discuss the impact this will have on the Disney Princess register. Hey! Pointless things

I Am Not a Serial Killer

Based on a 2009 ‘Young Adult’ novel by Dan Wells (the first in a trilogy I believe) I Am Not a Serial Killer is a British/Irish co-production set and shot in the chilly Midwestern state of Minnesota. It is directed by Billy O’Brien and stars

The Ox-Bow Incident

The introduction is one of the most underrated aspects of home video, one as good as that which Peter Stanfield provides on Arrow’s release of William A. Wellman’s The Ox-Bow Incident transforms a film – providing a context, drawing attention to details and being about

Lesson of Evil

Between his flirtation with every genre under the sun and his prolific nature, there is absolutely no else in the world like Takashi Miike. For a while now, he has been maturing as a director, seeking more than the exploitation films he made his name

John Dies at the End

Originally starting life as a web serial by the appropriately monikered David Wong, John Dies at the End has grown into a published novel (and a sequel This Book Is Full of Spiders), before being developed into a film by Bubba Ho-Tep and Phantasm director

For Love’s Sake

As a director, Takashi Miike is impossible to define beyond his boundless productivity. Yakuza, musicals, superheroes, children friendly, gore, taboo baiting, samurai, horror, video game adaptations, these are well within Miike’s wheelhouse, there are few people in the world as outright eccentric. His latest to