• Asian Film Bucket List: Audition 1999

    The Asian continent produces art that’s as varied as its peoples and cultures. Not least of these is film. From the unnerving horrors of Japan to the token song and dance filled extravaganzas of Bollywood, there’s a flick to cater to each and every type of film junkie. For...
  • Scrapbook – Controversial Films

    Amidst the controversy of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s The Interview, our contributors have selected to write about some of the most controversial films of the past to coincide with the comedy’s UK release. Wake in Fright Lost for over thirty years, Ted Kotcheff’s Wake in Fright (1971) has enjoyed a recent...
  • Anti-Advent Calendar #19

    Christmas. The perfect time to start enjoying some musicals, and day 19 is presenting you with Takashi Miike’s take on the genre… From the director of such challenging works as Ichi the Killer and Visitor Q one wouldn’t expect such a jovial film as The Happiness of the Katakuris, though the darkly surreal...
  • London Film Festival Blog – Day 5

    Today will be London Film Festival Blog lite. It was a Sunday, and while I did attend two screenings, I tried my best to take it easy — there’s a very busy week, packed full of movies, starting tomorrow. First up was a press screening for the Sunday evening gala,...
  • Blu-ray Review – 13 Assassins

    13 Assassins (2011 UK Blu-ray release, Takashi Miike) Set in Japan at the beginning of the nineteenth century, Lord Naritsugu (Goro Inagaki) who is next in line to be Shogun (a military dictator) rapes and murders the innocent, showing no humanity or honour towards his fellow man. His actions...