A family drama with a decent cast and one of the most adorable dogs in film history, Hachi: A Dog’s Tale is perfect for anyone that understands that bond of undying love between a four legged friend and its owner and is a beautifully heart rending little film. Based on a true story, Hachi: A Dog’s Tale is about a college professor who finds an abandoned dog and forms … Continue reading Hachi: A Dog’s Tale
Princess Mononoke is a Japanese fantasy anime about Ashitaka who is on a journey to find a cure for a demon’s curse. He finds himself in the midst of a war between the forest gods and a mining colony. On his journey he meets and falls in love with San, who lives life as a wolf in the forest. Like a lot of anime films Princess Mononoke has … Continue reading Princess Mononoke
I’d heard such good things about this film from so many people; people who’s opinions on films I trust because they have good taste. The posters for this were up all over Udine Far East Film Festival (not sure why, it wasn’t screened at the festival) and it sounded good. After hearing from a lot of people that it’s a good film, and reading … Continue reading Day 18: A Movie that Disappointed you the Most
So I was on Youtube this morning getting all nostalgic watching clips from animal adventure film The Adventures of Milo and Otis. It was released back in 1986 and was originally a Japanese film by a different name which I can’t remember! It brings back a lot of memories, it was the one film I watched over and over again when I was a toddler, and … Continue reading The Adventures of Milo and Otis: My childhood may have just been ruined…
A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all.
This cult Japanese horror unravels very slowly, introducing a slow paced romance-drama within the firs half an hour. This technique lulls the audience into a false sense of security, setting the scene for a slow romance, and then smacks them in the face with some of the most stomach churning, cringe worthy torture seen on film.
A ninth grade class is sent to an island and forced to kill each other in three days until there is just one left standing, under the revolutionary act Battle Royale.
This is one of my favourite foreign films. Directed by Kinji Fukasaku, also known for Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) Battle Royal is poignant and controversial.