Tora-san, the Good Samaritan (1971)

It is the seventh installment in the Tora-san series and at this point there’s really not that much new to say about it. By now it’s entirely self-evident what to expect from these movies,¬†as they all pretty much repeat the same story beats with slight variations here and there. As long as you’re a fan, […]

Fullmetal Alchemist (2017)

It is rare that I get so annoyed with a movie that I actually find it hard to write down my thoughts about it, but here we are. Usually I have trouble having things to say, here I have so much I want to complain about it’s hard to stay focused. And just to be […]

Film (1965)

And now for something completely different. Samuel Beckett is remembered and perhaps best known for being a bilingual avant-garde novelist, a poet and a playwright, but he also briefly dabbled with cinema in the early sixties, when he wrote the screenplay for Film, which in the course of two years ended up becoming a twenty-four […]

The Lego Batman Movie (2017)

This is going to be rather short one simply because I really don’t have much to say. To be just blunt, I didn’t really enjoy watching this. But that’s because I’m clearly the wrong demographic for it. This is aimed at kids and I guess I’m simply too old and grumpy to enjoy this with […]

Fist Fight (2017)

So it’s nearing midnight on a Friday, and I feel like watching something short and nothing too serious because it’s late but I’m not yet tired enough to go to bed. After much deliberation on what to watch, I eventually end up with Fist Fight, which my common sense repeatedly warned about but I, in […]

Carrie Pilby (2016)

Although I’m probably going to focus more on the negative stuff when talking about this movie, let it be established here that despite all that, overall, I still found it to be an okay watch and walked away from it with a generally positive feeling. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get on […]

Wet Woman in the Wind (2016)

It was exciting news when I first learned about Nikkatsu’s plans to relaunch its famed Roman Porno line with a slate of five new movies, this time around featuring already established talents such as Sion Sono and Hideo Nakata in the director’s seat. After having now seen two of the five new entries, the results […]