It is almost inconceivable today that Academy voters would award an Oscar to the director of a light, farcical comedy. But in 1938, not only did Leo McCarey’s The Awful Truth get the trophy, it won at the expense of that year’s other McCarey effort,
In a 1995 interview packaged as part of Arrow Academy’s new restoration of The Apartment, Billy Wilder remembers a scene from David Lean’s Brief Encounter, a ‘black and white, very simple’ movie that he considers one of that director’s greatest. He and I have very
“I have a hall. I have a dress. The apartment is almost ready. It’s a small task for God to find me a groom by the end of Hanukkah” So says Michal, the kooky heroine of writer/director Rama Burshtein’s Through the Wall (alternatively known as
This week we find a gender swapped “sexy” version of Monkey D. Luffy, a ban on on plots about reincarnation or transport to other worlds, and a few trailers. Our featured anime is Parasyte: The Maxim part 1 (and technically the manga series Midori Days).
The big news this week is that Fox have pulled out of Comic-Con over fears of piracy. Meanwhile Marvel have announced that everyone’s “favourite” superhero will be returning and we take a look at the final trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse. Our featured comics and manga
There is a great joy to be gleaned from the current golden age of boutique home video labels in their discovery of films previously lost to time; enter Masters of Cinema with their release of Elaine May’s A New Leaf. As expressed in the featured
We get animated this week with news of a TV series dedicated to our favourite character from Attack on Titan – Hange (Hanji) Zoë, anime-based theme park attractions, the ongoing ’60s Batman revival and more. Our featured anime are One Piece Part 9, The Ambition