Posted in August 2011

Review: 13 Assassins, 2011, dir. Takashi Miike

Review: 13 Assassins, 2011, dir. Takashi Miike


13 Assassins falls into a category of films woefully burdened by an inescapable family resemblance that dogs their existence on one level or another. In the case of the latest offering from Japanese shock filmmaker, Takashi Miike, anyone who’s heard of Kurosawa can trace the film’s lineage back to 1954, the release year of the … Continue reading

Review: Four Lions, 2010, dir. Chris Morris

Review: Four Lions, 2010, dir. Chris Morris


Who knew radical fundamentalist terrorism could be so hilarious? Chris Morris, the twisted and brilliant mind behind 2010’s Four Lions, came to that exact realization himself and put his ideas to celluloid with a tale of utterly incompetent homegrown Jihadists conspiring to carry out an attack in London. If at a glance the film’s premise … Continue reading