15th Oct2020

‘The Doorman’ Blu-ray Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ruby Rose, Jean Reno, Rupert Evans, Aksel Hennie, Julian Feder, David Sakurai, Louis Mandylor, Hideaki Ito, Kíla Lord Cassidy, Philip Whitchurch | Written by Lior Chefetz, Joe Swanson | Directed by Ryûhei Kitamura Years ago, when DVD was in its infancy, I used to frequent a few DVD forums where people would discuss not […]

03rd Sep2015

Frightfest 2015: ‘Over Your Dead Body’ Review

by Mark Allen

Stars: Ko Shibasaki, Hideaki Ito, Hitomi Katayama, Ebizo Ichikawa, Maiko, Toshie Negishi, Miho Nakanishi, Hiroshi Katsuno, Ikko Furuya | Written by Kikumi Yamagishi | Directed by Takashi Miike Time to fess up: I don’t know all that much about Japanese folklore. Knowing the source material for an artwork that leans heavily on popular cultural institutions isn’t a requirement when viewing […]

30th Sep2014

‘Lesson of Evil’ Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Takayuki Yamada, Howard Harris, Fumi Nikaidô, Shôta Sometani, Hideaki Itô, Ruth Sundell, Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Rio Kanno, Yukito Nishii, Ken’ichi Takitô, Daniel Genalo, Noriko Nakagoshi, Erina Mizuno, Fujiko Kojima, Kento Hayashi | Written and Directed by Takashi Miike I learnt from watching Audition that you never take Takashi Miike movies at face value, he won’t let […]