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Free, no-strings-attached World Cinema?!

So something really odd just happened.

You know how everything that’s good and free has some kind of string attached? Netflix 30 day free trial is all well and good until you’ve used every card and email address you can muster. 227 more words

Maddy's Pick For The Weekend 3: Stray Dog(1949)

If you thought Akira Kurosawa’s films were all historical epics, featuring swordfights and Samurai, then you really need to think again. Kurosawa also made several dramas and thrillers set in the present day(40’s and 50’s Japan)two of my favourites of these are… 565 more words


Hot on the monster's tail: meeting Godzilla ゴジラ in Tokyo

On my first visit to Japan I naively assumed I would encounter Godzilla paraphernalia everywhere. This misunderstanding can be traced to my complete ignorance of Japanese pop culture; not only did I not follow current trends in manga or anime, but I hadn’t even heard of such icons as Doraemon ドラえもん, Ultraman ウルトラマン, Anpanman アンパンマン, or  489 more words

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A few thoughts on Momoko Ando's 0.5 mm [Review]

Having attended the UK premiere of Japanese director Momoko Ando’s 0.5 mm – I felt compelled to write at least a few words on it, as the experience quite frankly blew me away. 784 more words


Someone (Nanimono, Japan 2016)

Long haul flights are not much fun but on some airlines you do get a choice of movies. Sometimes these are films unlikely to appear in the UK. 326 more words

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The dadaistic version of “Oedipus Rex”: “Funeral Parade of Roses” (1969)

This film will essentially throw you back to the age of hippy, fluxus and postwar art era, the late 60’s. Art and self-expression were a counterattack by disappointed society and the intelligentsia on the wasted age of WWII and its aftermath. 737 more words


Ultraman Double Feature - Feb. 27

Giant Monsters? You’ve got my attention… I remember Ultraman started out with a bit lower budget (you’d see monsters from other movies altered slightly at times) but I don’t think that’s the case with the newer movies Metro Cinema is showing on Feb. 60 more words