I love Godzilla and I always have. Watching movie after movie from Toho Co featuring a giant lizard rampaging across a city destroying everything in its path while fighting off an equally humungous, ferocious and fantastical creature with little regard for humanity was to me always the source of immense amounts of enjoyment.
The yakuza film is one of the stalwart genres in Japanese film, going back to the pioneering days of silent cinema. Over the decades it has been reborn in numerous different guises, often functioning as a mirror of the dreams and nightmares of its time.
Taking a look at the current cinema schedules and shows available on our streaming services it is hard to remember a time before comic book superheroes ruled our screens. The crazy thing is it wasn’t that long ago and even more importantly any superhero films that did emerge were seen as either purely for kids […]
A mockumentary about an imaginary and insane Japanese detective show, Top Knot Detective gets its name from the Australian title Ronin Suiri Tentai was broadcast under in the 1990’s where it became a huge cult hit.