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"We're about to make film history, right here... on videotape"

As promised, here’s part 2 of my blog about my favourite aspects of my degree this year, this time counting down the top 5 course films I studied this year! 694 more words

Film Review//Rashomon

Rashomon (1950)

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

As far as the canonical Japanese filmmakers go, Akira Kurosawa is never going to be my favourite. Rashomon, often praised as a masterpiece alongside his 1954 epic… 663 more words


Branded to Kill (1967) | This über-cool Japanese hitman spoof is a deliriously offbeat chinmi

Laconic yakuza Gorô Hanada (Jô Shishido) is the Tokyo underworld’s third-ranked hitman until a bungled hit makes him a marked man, setting him on a bullet-ridden, alcohol soaked journey involving a death-obsessed femme fatale ( 202 more words


To do: The Scene Club

One thing Dubai definitely does well is cinemas. Without sounding too much like the west country bumpkin that I am, the cinemas here are pretty gosh darn swanky. 569 more words


Cure (1997)


The story concerns a number of murders in which all the victims have died from a very peculiar knife wound : a large x has been curved into their flesh, across the throat and chest.   187 more words


Interview With: Dr. David Desser


Hey folks, I’m proud to present you with the first in what will hopefully be a series of interviews. More content was needed on this blog and interviews seemed to be the best way. 352 more words


Movie #243- An Autumn Afternoon

Year: 1962
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Directed by: Yasujirô Ozu
Screenplay by: Yasujirô Ozu & Kogo Noda
Cast: Chishu Ryu, Shima Iwashita, Keiji Sada, Mariko Okada, Teruo Yoshida… 732 more words