Month: September 2013

Quick Review: Ghost In The Shell: Arise

Ghost in the Shell: Arise is the first in a four-part OVA series which acts as a prequel story arc in the GITS universe about Motoko Kusanagi and the formation of her team in Section 9. Subtitled Bord...

Quick Review: The Garden Of Words

When watching The Garden of Words I was overcome with a feeling similar to that which I had when I visited the National Gallery of Melbourne earlier this year and immersed myself in a panoramic film o...

Quick Review: 009 Re: Cyborg

A reimagining of Shotaro Ishinomori’s Cyborg 009 manga, 009 Re: Cyborg is an entertaining but deeply flawed sci-fi adventure. It’s the story of an elite group of nine cybernetic heroes, a veritable as...

Quick Review: A Letter To Momo

Hiroyuki Okiura’s (Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade) A Letter to Momo is an endearing and beautifully animated story sure to delight fans of movies like Spirited Away and Ponyo. It’s the tale of a young girl...

Quick Review: Evangelion 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo

I’ve seen my fair share of Evangelion in my time, but Evangelion 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo was an impenetrable orgy of colour and explosions. Sure, I haven’t seen the previous two films in the Rebuild of...

Rush Review

When Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, The Da Vinci Code) isn’t constrained by the writings of Dan Brown he can come up with some truly spectacular films – Rush is one such example. Based on the rivalry b...

Quick Review: Miele (Honey)

Valeria Golino’s Miele, a debut effort, opened a special launch of the Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2013. Featuring a topical storyline about end of life decision-making and euthanasia, this is an in...

R.I.P.D. (3D) Review

R.I.P.D. is trying oh-so-hard to be Men in Black. It’s clawing at it, pushing itself to be something that’s plainly a much superior product. Indeed, R.I.P.D. is a lazy film that falls flat at every tu...

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