Brad Bird’s Incredibles 2 is refreshing and remarkable!

When a sequel is announced to a film, a sudden wave of fear hits you. As soon as I heard Incredibles 2 is coming, I panicked. However, all the fears and doubts about the sequel are invalid. Incredibles 2 is a breath of fresh air in the over-saturated superhero market. Brad Bird has managed to…

Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro is an enchanting masterpiece!

My Neighbor Totoro (1988) was the third film produced under the now legendary Studio Ghibli Studio. The film, directed by co-founder Hayao Miyazaki, follows two young sisters and their interaction with friendly wood spirits in postwar rural Japan. The two sisters, Satsuki and her young sister Mei, have to both deal with moving to a new house…

Is Ari Aster Hereditary really the scariest Horror film since The Exorcist?

Ari Aster’s debut feature film Hereditary (2018) is advertised as one of the scariest films since The Exorcist (1973), directed by William Friedkin. The film follows a family as they deal with grief and the death of the families’ matriarch. The Graham family, consisting of Annie (Toni Collette), her husband Steve (Gabriel Byrne) and their…

Kondō’s Whisper of the Heart sings to the soul!

Yoshifumi Kondō’s first and only film Whisper of the Heart (1995), follows a 14-year-old girl named Shizuku Tsukishima whose only focus seems to be on books and writing. Despite having important tests at school which will determine her future, Shizuku focuses on her passion which leads to her meeting Seiji who is also focusing of making violins…

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is Dinomite!

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) directed by J. A. Bayona, revisits the lives of Owen Grady (Chris Pratt) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard) from Jurassic World (2015) as they try and rescue the dinosaurs before the island is consumed by a volcano. However, the film is not a simple action film that revolves around…

Bit Review: True Romance (1993)

Who doesn’t love a film in which a comic book nerd falls in love with a call girl? True Romance, which was written by Quentin Tarantino, but beautifully executed by Tony Scott. The film stars everyone’s favourite bad boy Christian Slater who plays the Elvis obsessed comic book guy who falls in love with Patricia…

Bit Review: Kikujiro (1999)

Kikujiro is a japanese film in which Takeshi Kitano wrote and directed himself in. The film follows a young boy (Masao Sugiyama played by Yusuke Sekiguchi) who goes on a quest to find his mother. Takeshi Kitano who plays, Kikujiro Takeda, is forced by his wife to accompany him. A simple plot it initially seems,…

Classic Bit Review: Seven Samurai (1954)

Seven Samurai (1954), which is one of Kurosawa’s most recognisable films, and was a success in Japan and the West too as Seven Samurai made more money than any other film that year and won a Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Kurosawa could finally make jidaigeki films with no barriers, and he began…

Classic Bit Review: Peeping Tom (1960)

Who would’ve thought that Peeping Tom (directed by Michael Powell) would be certified as Fresh by film site Rotten Tomatoes and is summarised as “a chilling, methodical look at the psychology of a killer, and a classic work of voyeuristic cinema”. Certainly not audiences in Britain during the time of its release. With such comments…

Classic Bit Review: Ikiru (1952)

Kurosawa’s first post-Occupation film, Ikiru (1952), was released in October of that year and was a huge hit in Japan both critically and commercially and in the West too. The film follows Takeshi Shimura’s character as he finds out he has a terminal illness and how he deals with it. Ikiru is also called To…