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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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: 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.


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!


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!


Giveaway: Rurouni Kenshin – Kyoto Inferno on Blu-ray

13 Mar , 2015  

Win a copy of Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno, the first film of a two-part sequel to Rurouni Kenshin, by entering our competition! Win 1 of 3 copies!


Review: Why Don’t You Play in Hell?

3 Mar , 2015  

Why Don’t You Play In Hell? is Sion Sono’s hilariously madcap ode to the yakuza and samurai genres and the love of filmmaking in general.


Review: Crying Out Love in the Center of the World

24 Feb , 2015  

Crying Out Love in the Center of the World is a successful romantic Japanese tearjerker from 2004 and a great example of melodramatic storytelling.