Tag Archives: Japan

The Geek Show - S15E21 - I'm Forever Milking Cockroaches

S15E21 – I’m Forever Milking Cockroaches

It’s time for another jaunt into the weird world of science, technology and beyond, so join Rob and Producer Rob as they delve into the cosmos and head to Pluto to find out what it’s made of (just to be clear, we’re not picking a

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

An extraordinary film even by the standards of Criterion’s UK catalogue, Paul Schrader’s Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters is your go-to film to counter accusations that biopics are inherently stuffy, stylistically conservative Oscar-bait. And it’s all thanks to Hank Williams. After surviving the excesses

The Geek Show - A Conversation About Yakuza 6 The Song of Life

A Conversation About Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

The Yakuza franchise has evolved from a humble game that filled the void left by Shenmue into one of the biggest cult successes in video games, and with a number of titles in the series and lots of things to do in each game, it’s

The Geek Show - S15E16 - Klingon Santa is Coming to Town

S15E16 – Klingon Santa is Coming to Town

We’re back for arduous journey into the hinterlands of science and technology news to bring more strange tales and weird happenings. This time it’s Rob and Producer Rob captaining The Geek Show’s flagship as it navigates through the cackling of Amazon’s Alexa, fanatical Malaysian Apple

An Actor’s Revenge

It’s late Edo-period Japan. An acting troupe from Osaka has arrived in the capital city to perform. Thieves and pickpockets stalk their prey among the paying audience, while merchants and aristocrats watch from the balcony seats. Yukinojo, a slightly paunchy onnagata (kabuki actor who plays

House (Hausu)

There’s a tiresome tendency among Westerners to squeal “wtf japan lol” every time a Japanese film exhibits a minor eccentricity, but sometimes you have to acknowledge a film is very strange.  That’s the case with 1977’s House, now released on Blu-Ray by Eureka Masters of Cinema.

The Yakuza

Sydney Pollack’s 1974 neo-noir The Yakuza is one of those films that leaves you wondering what the hell was wrong with the cinema-going public and film critics of the day. Performing poorly at the box office and receiving (at best) mixed reviews, this east-meets-west thriller

The Geek Show - A Conversation about Yakuza Kiwami

A Conversation about Yakuza Kiwami

Careful with those radishes. The two Rob’s have a conversation both about and around the latest game into the epic Yakuza saga, Kiwami – a beautiful and dangerous remake of the original 2005 title. There’s loads of Kazuma Kiryu and Majima Goro based violence in

The Saga of Anatahan

In a recent self-titled documentary Brian De Palma stated that film-makers produce their best works between the age of 30 and 50, between that and the industry forever pursuing new and interesting voices, it makes ‘the final movie’ an incredibly interesting topic of discussion. Legendary