Jonathan Clements remembers the creator of Dominator A memorial to Tony Luke, who died yesterday, inevitably must be a collage, like much of his artwork. This is not because of his particular hybrid rock-and-roll style, but because of his undeniable achievements as a self-publicist. Tony knew that he was dying for some time, and took […]
Jasper Sharp on the state of the cinema arts Yes, it’s that time again when the Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan (better known by the abbreviated Japanese name of Eiren) releases its box office figures for the previous year. I’ve already put down my analyses and thoughts about what kind of barometer these provide […]
TOP 10 ANIMATED SEX SCENES By Andrew Osmond. Not suitable for work. Unless you work at Anime Limited.For any cynics thinking an article on cartoon sex is a piece of shameless clickbait… You’re absolutely right. But it’s a timely subject, given that Charlie Kaufman’s Oscar-nominated Anomalisa opens in Britain on March 11, with two puppets […]
By Andrew Osmond. “In the twenty-first century,” notes the Anime Encyclopedia, “it became apparent that the last frontier for modern Japanese animation might be the real world itself, with a deep sense of ready nostalgia for hazy school days, mawkish classroom flirting, or the exotic appeal of old-fashioned friendships and hobbies.” Anthem of the Heart […]
Paul Browne reviews a film that mixes cosplay and complications. If there’s one human trait that can be relied upon, it’s tenacity. It’s an element that runs through Yuki Tanada’s 2012 film The Cowards Who Looked to the Sky, a story that also weaves in themes of poverty, fantasy, maliciousness and altruism.