Tag Archives: Film Review

Re: Born

Tak Sakaguchi retiring was a bit of a running joke once upon a time, with news reports flipping sides on a near-daily basis. “Today he isn’t retiring, tomorrow he is”. Unfortunately, the ‘speed master’, friend of Sion Sono, and surprisingly good actor within the martial

Cinema Eclectica 149 – Frisking Bogie’s Butt

Graham and Aidan welcome a new reviewer to the show this week as Sarah comes on board to help us with our hella-tight analysis of Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird”. It’s an Oscar front-runner despite featuring no references to the Dunkirk evacuation whatsoever – but what

Keyframe 108 – The Empire Ran On Tea

So we’re back once again on our ongoing exploration of the great sea of animation, and this week we found a teaser trailer for The Incredibles 2 floating in the shallows around Pixar Island. After that we get into a fight with God Eater (which

Beyond the Woods

Seven Irish friends get together for a weekend at an isolated house in the middle of the woods. They have chosen a pretty bad time to do so, because a couple of miles away a large sinkhole has opened up, and the air smells strongly

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

Shiraz: A Romance of India

When I discuss the golden era of silent film with friends, many adjectives come to mind that describe the movies made in this period. What words can I use, I think to myself? Is it ‘timeless’? ‘Beautiful’? ‘Masterful’? All these adjectives imply that every silent

The Gate

Laika films have a remarkable position in modern cinema, not only are they keeping the wonder of stop-motion animation alive for the next generation, much like Aardman here in the UK, but they are also being the flag bearer for gateway movies. Between Paranorman, Coraline,