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.
While Altered Carbon is an adaptation of the 2002 cyberpunk novel by Richard K. Morgan it visually seems to owe a hell of a lot to Ridley Scott’s neo-noire interpretation of Philip K Dick’s work in Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049…
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…
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova is a long-winded tale about some historians poring over old manuscripts and letters to find
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.
A post mostly about Ghost in the Shell SAC Laughing Man, Ozark, The Predator, Farewell My Lovely and The Last Family in England.
I’m a big fan of Ghost in the Shell in all its forms, whether it be the original manga by