Tag Archives: Surreal

The Colour of Pomegranates

It’s a very large box for a very short film. Maybe you find that challenging, or intimidating, or mind-numbing, or somewhere between all three. If so, I’m not exactly sweetening the pot if I tell you that the film is a series of oblique, poetic

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 Geek Show - S15E07 - Old-Fashioned Robot Dating

S15E07 – Old-Fashioned Robot Dating

This week Graham and Rob get scientific with this year’s Ig Nobel Prize and follow-on from last week with more details about The Lord of the Rings’ leap to the small screen. They also discuss some rather odd news for all you burger and pizza

Keyframe 94 – Farmer Goku’s Fight Club

This week we forego any preamble and dive straight in to our featured anime. With Girls und Panzer: Der Film, Mark proves that his addiction to anime beginning with the letter G looks set to continue. Meanwhile, Tucky gets suuuuuuuuuperrrr! with Dragon Ball Super season

The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl

This review has taken a long time. I left it, I left it some more, I left it longer and yet I still can’t wrap my head around the damn thing. The Night Is Short, Walk On Girl is my first exposure to director Masaaki

Mulholland Drive

“Nah, you’re not thinkin’. You’re too busy being a smart-alec to be thinkin’” – The Cowboy If you’ve never seen David Lynch’s 2001 Cannes Best Director winner Mulholland Drive, it’s probably worth stopping reading and buying Studio Canal’s new Blu-Ray restoration right now. That’s normally

Pick of the Geek – Jagaaaaaan!

This is one of those strange manga where the name ensnared me and once I read on the plot had me. Relativity young, this manga only began back in February and is already shaping up to be a must read. Jagaaaaaan follows the life of

Skip Beat!

There are many ways to describe me but ‘up-to-date’ is rarely one of them. A large chunk of what I consume comes from end year ‘Best Of’ lists and the generally accepted classics. This is especially true when it comes to anime, rather than watching

Escape from ‘Liberty’ Cinema

Second Run are one of the more remarkable labels operating in the UK, focusing on forgotten and obscure Eastern European films during the past decade. There is one concurrent theme common in many of the titles they pluck from obscurity, their political awareness. The by-product

Zardoz

There aren’t many measures by which Sean Connery’s career could be considered a failure, but he has his Achilles heels, chiefly his self-admitted failure to understand science fiction and fantasy. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, a project which persuaded him after nearly half a century