Director Bong Joon-Ho earned universal acclaim and cinema’s highest awards, including a historic Best Picture Oscar, for his recent study of class inequality, Parasite. However, his searing 2019 film wasn’t the first time he’d tackled such subjects. Back in 2013 Snowpiercer explored similar themes, incorporating a desperate social uprising into an explosive future-set sci-fi thriller.
Our first collection of animated films join the list! From discussions of gaze theory and dualism, to all out war erupting over whether these films should even be allowed in the list, this bumper episode is hopefully worth being a bit late! Sorry about that. Listen to more episodes of the Science Fiction Ratings System […]
Having been a huge fan of anime when it was launched on the unsuspecting United Kingdom in the early 90’s by Manga Entertainment I spent my teenage years watching bike chasses through Neo-Tokyo, head exploding fist fights and tentacles going places they really shouldn’t go. The one film I never saw during this heady period […]
Considering in my youth I was a massive Anime fan it was only in April of this year and only because of being part of the Science Fiction Rating System Podcast I finally saw Mamoru Oshii’s amazing original 1995 film Ghost in the Shell. I loved it (you can hear all about it HERE) and […]
Live adaptations of anime and manga are often a very contentious subject amongst fans, however with many Western comics making it to the ‘live-action’ big screen, why not Japan’s graphic novels?