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[DVD] Anime Review: Sky Wizards Academy

February 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

Welcome to a world where Humanity has been driven off the land by the threat of magical insects called ‘Devil Beetles’. Adjusting to the invasion, humans are now living in floating cities with sky-wizards being tasked to fend off enemies with magic.  With a history of zero wins and [...]

Animation Film Review: Your Name (2016)

December 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

For many decades, Hayao Miyazaki holds the honourable title of being the king of animation. So when YOUR NAME makes its mark on the industry gaining similar success to Miyazaki’s Spirited Away, we must question: is it time for Miyazaki to pass the torch onto the next generation of [...]

[DVD] Film Review: Tale of Tales

December 7, 2016 // 0 Comments

Starring Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel, and Toby Jones, TALE OF TALES (2015) is an exquisite gothic masterpiece that pans out like a dramatic theatrical play. Directed by Matteo Garrone, Tale of Tales is exactly what it promises. A tale of three intertwined Baroque-inspired fairytales, it features [...]

[DVD] Anime Review: Gourmet Girl Graffiti

November 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

It’s not often for anime viewers to sit back and settle for an anime that is considered ‘relaxing’. So when one encounters an anime like GOURMET GIRL GRAFFITI, you’d be surprised by its black and white simplicity and heart-warming nature. Second-year middle student Ryo has [...]

[DVD] Animation Film Review: A Letter to Momo

November 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

Since her father’s death, life has never been the same again for Momo Miyaura (Karen Miyama) and her mother Ikuko (Yuka). Moving back to her mother’s estate in Shio Island, all Momo could think of is her Father and the unfinished letter that was left behind in her possession. A letter [...]

[DVD] Anime Review: The Boy and the Beast

October 2, 2016 // 1 Comment

From the director behind The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) and Wolf Children (2012), Mamoru Hosoda returns with THE BOY AND THE BEAST, a fantastical film that explores the notion of identity and bonds between two individuals from polar-opposite worlds. Following the death of his mother and a [...]

[DVD] Film Review: Phoenix (2014)

September 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

From the director of Jerichow (2008) and Barbara (2012), Christian Petzold’s PHOENIX is a hauntingly exquisite film that sees a former prisoner of Auschwitz concentration camp revived from the dead. With a penchant for psychodramas, Petzold’s Phoenix deals with his favourite [...]