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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

Sword of Doom

The title of any given movie is supremely important, as many adage’s state first impressions matter and for any film that title is where we make that impression. Looking at the UK catalog of Criterion, we can separate a movie title into two camps –

Lone Wolf and Cub

Hitherto with their UK run, the criterion collection hasn’t released many of their more challenging titles instead opting for classics and cult titles whether that comes from screwball comedies or classic noir. That broader avenue sees Criterion occupy the same arena as Eureka’s Masters of

The Clan

Following his stint in the Spanish-language anthology film, 7 Days in Havana which was undertaken by several filmmakers and actors from golden boy, Benicio del Toro to Emir Kusturica. Pablo Trapero returns to the director’s chair with a kaboom in The Clan, Argentina’s entry for

The Bloodstained Butterfly

The Giallo is the oddest of beasts – formulaic with a wildly eccentric code at the same time. Ostensibly murder mysteries with penchants for extreme violence and sex, they also played host to some of the most visually inventive names from Italian cinema. The last

Greatful Dead

Emotional neglect is a significant problem in Asia, one that has seen the issue become prevalent on a thematic level within much of Asian cinema. So Yong Kim broached the issue with severity in the serene Treeless Mountain, Third Windows filmography regularly visits emotional strife

The Promised Land

The latest addition to the Second Run Roster was voted ‘Best Film in the history of Polish cinema’ in monthly magazine FILM. Andrzej Wajda’s The Promised Land, based on the 1898 novel by Władysław Reymont, takes place at the peak of the industrial revolution and

White Dog

Slavery has been something of a hot topic in cinema over the past 18 months, what with critical & commercial darlings in 12 years a slave and Django unchained bringing racial inequality into the public discourse. With this social sickness being given an unheralded amount

Tokyo Fist

Back at the peak of the DVD era and when Tartan was a titan of the home video market, the eclectic label had a sub strand called Asia Extreme. Without bathing in gore, the term Asia Extreme is a moniker that few filmmakers live up