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[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: Golden Time (2013)

January 24, 2016 // 1 Comment

From the animation house behind fan-favourite rom-coms such as Love Stage!!, Toradora, and Ano Natsu de Matteru, GOLDEN TIME is a mix of drama, romance, and supernatural that will leave you hanging on the edge (literally). After getting lost on his way to the freshman orientation, Banri runs [...]

Geek It! Anime Review: Blast of Tempest

December 10, 2015 // 1 Comment

“O cursed spite, That ever I was born to set it right!” Revenge. Betrayal. Forbidden romance. Rivalry. Chaos. Fate. Death. With all of these elements combined, prepare to witness the rise of a magnificent Shakespeare-inspired story brewing from the cauldron. This is … BLAST OF [...]

[DVD] Review: The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2014)

August 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

With its timeless appeal and emotionally-moving themes, it is no wonder that The Tale of the Princess Kaguya was nominated for Best Animated Film at the 87th Academy Awards. Directed and co-written by Studio Ghibli’s co-founder Isao Takahata, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya is [...]

[DVD] Anime Review: One Week Friends (2014)

July 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

So boy meets girl and he kind of falls in love with the girl. The girl becomes involved in an accident, suffers from amnesia, and the guy tries to befriend her every day in the hopes of recovering her memories. Sounds familiar? Welcome to the anime version of Hollywood’s 50 first Dates (Drew [...]

[DVD] Film Review: Giovanni’s Island (2014)

April 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

For a modern animated film, GIOVANNI’S ISLAND is an incredibly beautiful film filled with humour, innocence and loss. Directed by Mizuho Nishikubo (Musashi: The Dream of the Last Samurai; Atagoal wa Neko no Mori), Giovanni’s Island is a great historical representation of post-World War [...]

[DVD] Anime Review: Jormungand (2012)

March 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

The world of anime has welcomed a few memorable villains over the years, including DEATH NOTE‘s Yagami Light and CODE GEASS’s Lelouch. Whether they were born evil or perhaps they simply rebelled against the unjust system of law and order, we have never gone beyond the realm of [...]

[DVD] Film Review: Why Don’t You Play in Hell?

February 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

Meet The Fuck Bombers  — a bunch of amateur wannabe filmmakers. Led by the fantasist Hirata, The Fuck Bombers are on a quest to make the greatest film of all time, even if it cost their own lives. Enter the Kitagawa yakuza. Ten years ago, the Kitagawa clan attacked the Muto yakuza clan, [...]