Classic Movies 2021

Classic Movie: Akira (1988)

Director: Katsuhiro Otomo A startling, strange and beautiful Japanese animation film, Akira was the most expensive animation in it's country's history at the time. In a cyber punk dystopian future, an uneasy peace is disrupted by some motorcycling teens when one of them is tested on by the government in an experiment that unleashed a… Continue reading Classic Movie: Akira (1988)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Audition (1999)

Starring: Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki Director: Takashi Miike Five years after a man, Aoyama, loses his wife, his teenage son urges him to get back into the dating game. When he doesn't know where to start, his friend, a film producer, recommends he hold auditions for a fake movie, and he is immediately… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Audition (1999)

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Tomb Raider (2018)

Starring: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins Director: Roar Uthaug Lara Croft (Vikander) refuses to live off her father's (West) money and makes her own way in the world after he goes missing on a mysterious mission. But when he has to be declared dead after 7 years, Croft uncovers the location of the island… Continue reading Tomb Raider (2018)

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Podcast: Studio Ghibli and When Marnie Was There on ScreenMayhem.com

Let's Get Stuck Into... is a podcast from ScreenMayhem.com which focuses on sets of five films from different influential film personalities and masters of cinema. It's a really fascinating and fun podcast, and I had a really great time recording this one, about Studio Ghibli and the warm and mysterious story of When Marnie Was… Continue reading Podcast: Studio Ghibli and When Marnie Was There on ScreenMayhem.com

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Podcast: Studio Ghibli and Whisper of the Heart on ScreenMayhem.com

Let's Get Stuck Into... is a podcast from ScreenMayhem.com which focuses on sets of five films from different influential film personalities and masters of cinema. It's a really fascinating and fun podcast, and I had a really great time recording this one, about Studio Ghibli and the often overlooked teen drama Whisper Of The Heart.… Continue reading Podcast: Studio Ghibli and Whisper of the Heart on ScreenMayhem.com

105 Must See Films

105 Must See Films: Grave Of The Fireflies (1988)

Starring: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi Director: Isao Takahata Although I loved this film, after it finished I needed a drink! It's very sweet and very sad. The film is about a boy Setsuko and his little sister Seita, at the end of WW2 in Japan. During an air raid their mother is badly injured and… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Grave Of The Fireflies (1988)

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The Forest (2016)

Starring: Natalie Dormer, Taylor Kinney, Eoin Macken Director: Jason Zada In Japan, there is a vast forest covering the base of the famous Mount Fuji. Part of that impenetrable green is called Aokigahara, which means Sea Of Trees, and is a site where large numbers of Japanese go to commit suicide, with figures speculated to… Continue reading The Forest (2016)