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Cinema Eclectica 73 – Well-made but Nauseating…

“Well-made but nauseating”. Is that about Shakespeare adaptations or us? We kick off with a long-awaited minority report for Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s “Cemetery of Splendor” before diving into business as usual – or near enough. Off The Shelf features Koreeda Hirokazu’s “Our Little Sister”, Richard Loncraine’s

Richard III

Ever since the Golden Age of Hollywood, Shakespeare adaptations have struggled to win a box-office take to match their prestige.  The shining exception to the rule came during the 1990s, a period in which the Bard was so bankable that by the end of the decade Julie

Cinema Eclectica 66 – The Biscuits for Movies Initiative

Everything can be justified if you’re rewarded with biscuits. Off The Shelf features the new (and classic), Takashi Miike film “Yakuza Apocalypse”, Akira Kurosawa’s Japanese Shakesperean epic “Ran”, and “Innocence of Memories” – an essay film from Grant Gee. We also have a minority report