A look at a season of films from Studio Ghibli, the Japanese animation studio, shown on Film4 over the 2013 Easter holidays.
I recently finished reading Koushun Takami’s 1999 debut novel Battle Royale, a book better known for Kinji Fukasaku’s visceral, provocative film adaptation. It was also adapted into a serialized manga […]
Last Saturday night I joined some other brave souls at the Prince Charles Cinema for a screening of Tommy Wiseau’s 2003 masterpiece of bad cinema, The Room. It was, without […]
Time for another top ten of the decade, this time a list of my favourite movies since the year 2000. And this was probably the most difficult of the lot. […]
They’ve done it again. Somehow, they’ve done it again. Pixar just don’t seem to know how to make a bad film, even a mediocre one. Their latest film, Up, is […]
A comedy zombie movie. Despite the satire in Romero’s work and a few interesting other attempts over the years, it can only really bring four words to mind – Shaun of the Dead. Ruben Fleischer’s directorial debut feature will be unavoidably compared to Edgar Wright’s 2004 masterpiece. But aside from the subject matter, the two films are quite different, with this just as all-American as “Shaun” is quintessentially British.
That BBC Four show with Marcus Brigstocke was, y’know, alright. But I’d have much preferred it if it was a bit more like this next video. I think I’d happily sit through […]