Features

Feature: The Schoolgirls of Japanese Cinema

7 Oct , 2015  

From delinquents to goddesses, the Japanese schoolgirl has remained an enduring archetype of Japanese cinema and has seen varied cinematic representations.

Reviews

Review: Love & Peace

29 Sep , 2015  

Sion Sono’s Love & Peace is unlike anything you’ve seen from Sono who trades in blood for puppetry in this tale of ambition, rock stars and singing turtles.

Reviews

Review: Paprika

14 Sep , 2015  

Paprika, the final major work from late filmmaker Satoshi Kon, is a visual marvel with a twisty and bending narrative to match its equally dreamy worlds.

Reviews

MIFF 2015 Review: Our Little Sister

24 Aug , 2015  

Japanese auteur Hirokazu Koreeda explores the dynamics of family and sisterhood in his quietly delicate feature, Our Little Sister.

Reviews

MIFF 2015 Review: Wonderful World End

20 Aug , 2015  

Adapted from two Seiko Oomori music videos, Wonderful World End is a teenage pop film that plays like Kamikaze Girls for the social media generation.

Giveaways

Giveaway: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

15 Jul , 2015  

Find out how you can win one of three Blu-ray copies of Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of the Princess Kaguya!

Reviews

SFF 2015 Review: Kabukicho Love Hotel

13 Jun , 2015  

Japanese indie filmmaker Ryuichi Hiroki returns to his roots in Kabukicho Love Hotel, a sexual drama about a love hotel’s staff and its patrons.

Reviews

Review: Giovanni’s Island

4 Jun , 2015  

Japanese animated film, Giovanni’s Island, follows two young boys forced to leave their home after Russain soldiers storm their fishing village in WW2.

Reviews

Review: When Marnie Was There

5 May , 2015  

Quite possibly the final film from Studio Ghibli, When Marnie Was There is a touching tale of female friendship between two lonely young girls.

News

News: Madman fast-track new anime acquisitions for cinema release

29 Apr , 2015  

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, The Boy and the Beast and Attack on Titan among Madman acquisitions to be fast-tracked into Australian cinemas.

Giveaways

Giveaway: Spirited Away on Blu-ray

29 Apr , 2015  

Win 1 of 3 copies of Studio Ghibli’s crown jewel: Hayao Miyazaki’s gorgeous animated masterwork, Spirited Away! Enter for your chance to win!

Reviews

Review: The Castle of Cagliostro

18 Mar , 2015  

Before legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki co-founded Studio Ghibli he directed The Castle of Cagliostro which chronicles the adventures of Lupin the 3rd!