A True Classic Prison Film.
Eureka (Masters of Cinema) bring us the best prison film ever in the guise of the fictionalised life of Robert Stroud (Burt Lancaster, The Train, From Here to Eternity, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, Run Silent Run Deep) from the book of the same name. This 1962 film adaptation by new film director John Frankenheimer (The Manchurian…more
Swords, Religion and the Plague.
Eureka Classics brings us the underrated (at the time) tale of a band of mercenaries wronged by a ruler of a European kingdom. Directed by the Paul Verhoeven, who brought us some of the 90’s most classic films (RoboCop, Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Starship Troopers). This is his first English speaking film, but it still…more
4 stars of crazy, watery musical adventure.
Lu Over the Wall is a Japanese animated film, featuring screenplay by Reiko Yoshida (A Silent Voice) and Masaaki Yuasa (Ping Pong: The Animation, Night Is Short, Walk On Girl), who also directs the film.
It has all of his trademark strange animation style but this time it’s a children’s film, so it lacks his…more
Classic Racial Aggression.
The Masters of Cinema bring us release #191 in their series of classic cinema and what a film No Way Out is, filmed when racial tension was at its height in the USA. Writer/director Joseph L. Mankiewicz (A Letter to Three Wives, The Barefoot Contessa, Cleopatra) takes the raw emotions and puts them on the silver screen…more
When Criminals and Cabbages Collide.
Eureka Classics bring us Stanley Kramer‘s (Inherit the Wind, Judgment at Nuremberg, It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World) classic two men on the run film. A film made during the height of the racially sensitive USA in the mid 1950’s. This Academy award winning film (Best Cinematography, Black-and-White, Best Writing, Story and Screenplay—Written Directly for the…more
The Beginning of the E.N.D.
A-1 Pictures (Persona 3 The Movie: #2 Midsummer Knight’s Dream, Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale) and director Tatsuma Minamikawa (Attack on Titan) bring us the penultimate film to the Fairy Tail final Tartaros Arc and how the end started.
High in the froze wastes of Fiore sits a shrine to the dead dragon many…more
The Old Corrupts the New.
A-1 Pictures (Fairy Tail, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, Occultic;Nine, Persona 3 The Movie: #3 Falling Down) along with Sword Art Online director Tomohiko Itô (Erased, Occult Academy) bring us the next instalment in the world of VRMMORPG and its progression into the new big thing ARMMORPG. With A-1 Pictures animation style this is a winner as Kirito…more