Have Your Say: What's Your Favorite Miike Takashi Film?

To call Japanese director Miike Takashi prolific can be considered an understatement; in a slow year he'll just make perhaps 3 films and a television series. When he's on a run he'll make as many as seven films in a...

Our Favorite Faces Of Michelle Pfeiffer

This weekend, Kenneth Branagh's Murder on the Orient Express arrived on schedule in North America, and was welcomed by audiences despite lukewarm reviews. In part this will have been because the train was a star-studded vehicle indeed, with a cast...

Pretty Packaging: A SILENT VOICE May Leave You Speechless

While the anime industry seemed to be in a rut for the last few years, desperately looking for new star directors to emerge, recently there has been no shortage of great adult-oriented films. Shinkai Makoto's Your Name broke all records,...

Review: XANGADIX LIVES! Provides A Candid Look At Dutch Horror Classic THE JOHNSONS

Twenty-five years ago, Rudolf van den Berg's thriller The Johnsons was released in the Netherlands, which was remarkable in several ways. For starters, it was a horror film and we don't make too many of those over here. But even...

Exclusive: Sono! Sabu! Uchida! Animerama! Third Window Films 2018 Slate Looks Amazing!

Third Window Films, the English-speaking world's most well-respected distributors of comtemporary and modern Asian films on home video, has had a rough year, but they are revved-up and ready to go with a 2018 slate of releases that looks out...

Have Your Say: What's Your Favorite Whodunnit?

While North America will have to wait until Friday, Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express is currently already in cinemas across the United Kingdom and Ireland. It's not exactly the first time someone tackled this...

Our Favorite Faces Of Idris Elba

Last Friday, Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok landed in North American cinemas, and its thunder could be heard at box offices all over the globe. It's always nice to see an "indie" director we like to not just survive Hollywood, but...

Have Your Say: The Voice

One of the many non-human characters in Thor: Ragnarok is the Balrog-esque fire demon Surtur, seen here playing with The Hulk. Surtur doesn't just punch, stab and spit fire though: he actually has some lines in the script. And those...

Our Favorite Faces Of Jeff Goldblum

Last weekend saw the premiere of Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok in cinemas across the world, and this week will mark its arrival in North America. It's Marvel's standard release strategy now to give Europe the earlier peek, whenever they feel...

Review: THOR: RAGNAROK Brings Color and Joy to the End of the World

The many films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (henceforth called the MCU) have all opted for either of two strategies. Number one is to follow a thriller path, and try to edge a title towards the realms of realism and...

Camera Japan 2017 Review: In BEFORE WE VANISH, Kurosawa Kiyoshi Gets Emotional

An alien invasion film, made by Kurosawa Kiyoshi? That almost sounds too good to be true. And it is, kind-of. Yes, there is an alien invasion, but not surprisingly, Kurosawa is not much interested in displays of grand destruction, monsters...

Camera Japan 2017 Review: KODOKU MEATBALL MACHINE Minces A Lot Of Meat

Twelve years ago, a small film called Meatball Machine by directors Yamaguchi Yudai and Yamamoto Yun'ichi made a bloody splash in the festival circuit. In it, you could see two star-crossed loners falling in love with each other, only for...

Have Your Say: What's Your Favorite Disaster Movie?

Dean Devlin's Geostorm is currently in cinemas, and while it isn't really making big waves at the box office, it does bring the thrills and stars you expect from a disaster flick. Disaster films are an odd bunch though. It's...

Our Favorite Faces Of Ed Harris

This weekend, the world got attacked by Dean Devlin's Geostorm, in which Gerald Butler has to save the world from human-induced extreme bad weather. It's a classic example of a Hollywood disaster movie, and suitably star-studded. Among these stars is...

Screen Anarchists On BLADE RUNNER 2049

We almost didn't publish a "Screen Anarchists On BLADE RUNNER 2049" article. I did a quick tally among our editors, critics and contributors, and everybody seemed to like the film. Now that ain't interesting, is it? We want divisiveness...

Have Your Say: Hit Re-Start

The big winner at the box office last weekend was Christopher Landon's horror comedy Happy Death Day, netting itself 26 million dollars on a budget which (reportedly) was less than a fifth of that. The film stars Jessica Rothe as...

Our Favorite Faces Of Jackie Chan

This week saw the North American wide release of Martin Campbell's thriller The Foreigner, starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan. For Jackie, it's actually his second film in the current box office top-10, as he also voices one of the...

Camera Japan 2017 Review: Lee Sang-il's RAGE Keeps You Guessing

A lot of films tend to look unpolished, and bland, handheld video is often accepted to be good enough it seems. Not so with the films of Lee Sang-il, which look as bright and shiny as if the visuals have...

Have Your Say: You're A Fake, Baby!

The 'fabricated human' is a recurring theme in fiction, and a very interesting one. From the clay golems of old, to the more modern monsters of Frankenstein, to androids, to Artificial Intelligences, to Blade Runner 2049's replicants, there sure is...

Our Favorite Faces Of Harrison Ford

Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049 has hit cinemas worldwide, and while it didn't set the US box-office on fire, it made the hearts of many film critics beat faster. Some outright love it, some are on the fence, but everyone...