Tag: cinema

March 14, 2022 · 2 comments

Turning Red

Turning Red

By Andrew Osmond. Over the years, I’ve cast an “anime eye” over new Pixar and Disney films, judging them against anime. Pixar’s latest film Turning Red dropped on Disney+ last Friday, missing a cinema release because of the Omicron surge over winter. The decision was taken in early January; Turning Red’s producer Lindsey Collins points […]

March 2, 2022 · 0 comments

Inu-Oh

Inu-Oh

By Jonathan Clements. They meet one evening on a bridge in Kyoto, like those two samurai heroes of old, Yoshitsune and Benkei, but it has been 200 years since those legendary figures fought in the war commemorated in the Tale of the Heike. Now, in the 14th century, Kyoto is a gutted, ramshackle ruin, worn […]

March 2, 2022 · 2 comments

Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna

Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna

By Shelley Pallis. More than twenty years after they were transported as children at a summer camp to a Digital World, the so-called DigiDestined are all grown-up. Tai is now a university student, living alone, working hard at school, and working every day, but with his future still undecided. Meanwhile, Matt and others continue to […]

February 18, 2022 · 0 comments

Yokai Monsters

Yokai Monsters

By Tom Wilmot. Yokai have been a point of fascination for film fans for many years. The word Yokai in very general terms means “strange thing”, and is used to label creatures that have, according to folklorists, been around for hundreds if not thousands of years. These bizarre creatures have popped up in video games, […]

February 12, 2022 · 0 comments

Mighty Peking Man

Mighty Peking Man

By Shelley Pallis. Rushed into production in the wake of the 1976 US King Kong remake (and originally intended as a King Kong movie, before the rights proved less in the public domain than the film-makers expected), Mighty Peking Man’s original title in Chinese translates as the much simpler Ape King. And to be fair, […]

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