Ghost in the Shell SAC_2049

Anyone who follows me will know that I have a real soft spot for anything to do with Ghost in the Shell, even when it’s a decidedly non-Japanese Hollywood adaptation. So it was with some trepidation but a glimmer of excitement that I watched the trailer for the new Netflix show.

Takashi Miike’s First Love

The last Takashi Miike film I saw was his 2015 slice of bizarre comedy violence Yakuza Apocalypse and having enjoyed that a lot it was great to get a chance to go and see one of his films on the big screen. First Love is a humorous and uninhibitedly violent Yakuza tale…

Alita: Battle Angel

Was Alita: Battle Angel a testing ground for a system of three-dimensional high-resolution rendering of computer-animated main characters which will be central to the production of Avatar 2? If so, it looks like a huge success.