02nd Jan2019

‘One Cut of the Dead’ Review

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Mao, Shuhama Harumi, Takayuki Hamatsu , Yuzuki Akiyama, Kazuaki Nagaya, Hiroshi Ichihara, Manabu Hosoi, Syuntaro Yamazaki, Shinichiro Osawa, Yoshiko Takehara, Miki Yoshida, Sakina Asamori, Ayana Goda, Yuzuki Akiyama | Written and Directed by Shinichiro Ueda One Cut of the Dead opens in a run-down, abandoned warehouse where a film crew are making a zombie film…Yet, […]

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18th Oct2017

‘Getting Any?’ Blu-ray Review (Third Window)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Dankan, Takeshi Kitano, Moeko Ezawa, Hakuryu, Tokie Hidari, Yojin Hino | Written and Directed by Takeshi Kitano From the acclaimed director Takeshi Kitano (Fireworks, Kikujiro) comes a bizarre, over the top and absurd comedy full of slapstick silliness and never ending gags. A great satire of Japanese society and popular cinema, Getting Any?, embraces […]

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12th Sep2017

‘Fires on the Plain’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Lily Franky, Tatsuya Nakamura, Yûko Nakamura, Dean Newcombe, Hiroshi Suzuki, Shinya Tsukamoto | Written and Directed by Shinya Tsukamoto It seems these days, when some world leaders seem to enjoy the thought of war, we need to be reminded just what it is. War is hell, there is no positive side, even for the […]

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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 […]

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08th Sep2014

‘Pluto’ Blu-ray Review (Third Window Films)

by Chris Cummings

Stars: Da-wit Lee, Jun Sung, Kim Kkobbi | Written and Directed by Su-won Shin Su-won Shin (Reinbou) writes and directs Pluto,  a film about social expectation and obsession in the form of a dark thriller which twists and turns through a series of flashback sequences intermingled with our main story, a style that works brilliantly with a pace […]

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