• Gonin

    Mar 21, 2015

    If you manage to remain interested while the film establishes a story and can tolerate the odd sense of the macabre, then ‘Gonin’ does provide a few flashes of excellence.

  • Hara-Kiri: Death Of A Samurai

    Mar 22, 2015

    This version of ‘Hara-Kiri’ just simply pales in comparison to Kobayashi’s version and while it’s certainly good for a majority of its run time, you still may be wondering what’s the point of it.

  • Manhunt

    Jul 16, 2018

    Not the return to modern action many a Woo fan may have hoped for but fun in fits and starts if you can forgive its flaws.

  • One Piece Film: Strong World

    May 9, 2015

    Despite all the talk prior to its release, the film is essentially just routine filler that, whilst definitely still fun and impressive to look at, doesn’t exactly break any new boundaries.

  • RoboGeisha

    May 18, 2015

    ‘RoboGeisha’ is likely to be the best film about a robot Geisha ever made, has midnight movie cult status written all over it and if you are in the mood for it, is an absolute hoot.

  • Shall We Dance?

    May 22, 2015

    Masayuki Suo has constructed an often hilarious comedy mixed with a tender kernel that proves to be irresistible.

  • Shinjuku Incident

    May 24, 2015

    There’s some very powerful visual displays of violence that pepper the film throughout, showing us that if you turn to the dark side you really will become slave to its master.

  • Sumo Do, Sumo Don’t

    Jun 4, 2015

    Imbued with that understated eccentricity that many Japanese comedies have used so effectively, Masayuki Suo’s homage to his country’s unique culture proves to be a winning effort.

  • Swing Girls

    Jun 6, 2015

    With a wonderful, toe-tapping soundtrack, a gallery of amiable characters and a gutsy energy, ‘Swing Girls’ is a resounding success.