Tag Archives: Takashi Miike

4-Panel 138 – He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Lens Flare

After some Thanos-based finger-snapping shenanigans only two-thirds of us are available for this episode, so join Mick and Producer Rob as they discuss J.J. Abrams’ new and “subversive” superhero movie, DC’s plans for another TV adaptation Swamp Thing, and a strange case involving Superman, Lois

Doberman Cop

Once upon a time, it was instantly apparent when a film was based on a comic or graphic novel as those films concerned themselves with the super-powered and the otherworldly, then around the mid-1990s there was a paradigm shift and the nature of these titles

Cinema Eclectica 109 – Moon-Faced Super Mario

We span the wheel of directors and out popped William Friedkin, so this week we take a look at the ever-growing cult of 1977’s “Sorcerer” (a.k.a. Wages of Fear). We also discuss one location movies, Fellini’s final hurrah in “The Voice of the Moon”, Elio

Hiroshi Inagaki’s Samurai Trilogy

History is dense with folk icons; men and women whose stories have translated with great success to the cinema with the Wong Fei Hung’s and Spartacus’s of the world over-represented. Here in Britain, we tend to treat our historical figures with the wrong side of

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

Yakuza Apocalypse

Between 1998 and 2001, Takashi Miike’s prolific nature gained him worldwide notoriety with a seemingly endless run of V-cinema. Audition, Ichi the Killer, Dead or Alive, (the) Black Triad trilogy and the Happiness of the Katakuri’s gained him legions of fans across the world. Even

Cinema Eclectica 57 – Post-Oscar S&M Tea Party

This week we examine the Oscars for 2016 and their lame-duck cousins the Razzies. In a classy example of counterprogramming, Off The Shelf unfolds with Graham tackling the amazingly-titled absurd Czech new-wave comedy “Tomorrow I’ll Wake Up And Scald Myself With Tea”, Rob waxes lyrical

[Raindance ’15] Obon Brothers

Media that peers behind the curtain has provided the world of cinema with countless icons and classics. There’s something about sharing in the highs and lows of a world so close yet so alien from our recognisable reality that has made it such a rich