Michael Myers and Mary Poppins returned, entertainment famine and brain cell death in the wake of the Infinity War despite record breaking war bonds sold, and the caps lock was turned on when writing on the whiteboard. Let’s all be frank about the good movies from 2018.
A24 batted a thousand, but Neon is hot on their heels. Also: Edgar Wright rights his past wrongs with substance and superhero movies finally become good thanks to Amazonian golden bondage play. For All the Daddy's Love in the World.
Kei Ishikawa discusses directing his first feature film.
The director of Bad Rap discusses documentary film making and the concerns of modern entertainers.
CDFF returns for its second year, providing aid to the drought conditions for Asian film in the Denver area.
A B-movie video essay/appreciation of Setsuko Hara.
Japanese director Ryuhei Kitamura has made two English language B-movies to date, both showing an A-level craft and will certainly become eventual cult classics.
Huayi Brothers give another reason why we should keep an eye on them as they continue to make their mark in Hollywood.
Sono's latest is his F for Fake, an assault on the intellect that dares you to look away and forces you to mentally keep up.
The 2nd horror issue of Cinema Adrift is out. Recommended only for the faint of heart.
Film reviews, Blu-ray/DVD reviews, defenses of films, and a slight bias towards Japanese film. Cinema Adrift aims to cover a diverse set of films and is always looking for contributors.
Jason's Favorites of 2015:
4. My Ordinary Love Story
5. The Assassin
6. Mountains May Depart
8. The Look of Silence
10. Magic Mike XXL
11. Hill of Freedom
12. Inside Out
13. The World of Kanako
Mara's Favorites of 2015:
1. The Assassin
6. Cemetery of Splendour
7. Jafar Panahi's Taxi
9. Time Out of Mind
10. The Forbidden Room
11. The World of Kanako
13. Crimson Peak
-The Look of Silence
-Listen to Me Marlon
-Do I Sound Gay?