Review: Ghost in the Shell (2017) (2D)

People are hating on this movie for the wrong reasons. In the distant future, when cybernetics are advancing to the point that humanity is becoming a fleeting concept, The Major is one of the best agents of a cyber-crime investigative unit known as Section Nine. But she questions her origins, and how she has no…

Remake Rumble Review: Ringu

I think if you see The Ring twice in 24 hours it means you are definitely cursed, right?? With the arrival of the delayed – and utterly stupid looking – Rings, this weekend, it is fitting to revisit one of my favourite J-Horror movies, Ringu, and its American counterpart The Ring made four years afterwards….

Review: Ghost in the Shell (1995)

With the American live-action adaptation of 1995’s manga adaptation Ghost in the Shell hitting cinemas this March, I have the glorious task of revisiting a franchise I so dearly love. Like a lot of kids born in the mid-eighties anime was a very alien and kind of frowned upon deviation of popular media. It hadn’t…

Review: Silence

Well, this was sobering. But I’m not sure what I think of it… In the 1600s two young Catholic priests journey to Japan, seeking their mentor who has apparently been converted from the faith during his work as a Christian Missionary. They journey however, becomes more like a battle of beliefs. Director Martin Scorsese is…

Review: Ace Attorney

OBJECTION! What, this wasn’t the video game adaptation you were expecting today? Ryuuichi Naruhodou is a young defense attorney at law, literally working his way out of the broom closet, he finds himself embroiled in The DL-6 Case, a case that involves mysticism, the murder of his mentor and the implication of a childhood colleague….

Review: The Handmaiden

A twisting, turning erotic thriller with a perfect screenplay and great performances. A Korean con artist wants to work his way into marriage with a rich Count’s niece solely to become wealthy himself. To do so he hires a young girl to become the noble woman’s maid to help setup his romance and convince her…

Triple Review: The Magnificent Seven

We got ourselves a little Mexican Standoff! This is a Remake Rumble Review with a difference. While some are quick off the mark to argue the 2016’s Magnificent Seven as a worthy remake, touting their knowledge that the original was a remake too (le gasp!) I am happy to say that I had seen both…

Review: Paprika

Paprika is a mind bending visual feast, giving life to the surreal landscape of dreams with a detective story. DC Mini is a device that allows individuals to share dreams, to enter other peoples dreams and even allow others to alter someone’s dreams. It is now used for therapy and medical treatment, but when one…

Review: Ichi the Killer

(Originally published October 2011) Before Saw, there was Ichi the Killer; a Japanese film based on the manga and anime, stretched the boundaries of what cinema could get away with. Directed by Audition‘s Takashi Miike and taking place in Japan’s gangland society, the story follows two unique but equally sadistic individuals. One is a pain-relishing…

Remake Rumble Review: Godzilla

It is ironic that people today moan about action movies having ten, twenty minutes of solid action and destruction; little do they realise that films have been doing this for decades! This is something of a Remake Rumble as well as a saga review. The original Gojira, an American release of the same film Godzilla:…