Sunday, 27 October 2013
Kaneto Shindo is no stranger to The Masters of Cinema collection and one the joys in recent years has been seeing his works born again on Blu Ray. Onibaba is a rare type of film; critics have argued over its particular genre for years and unlike many Japanese period pieces Onibaba features strong female characters and with visual imagery directly influenced by the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki it has stood the test of time as one of the most unique films of its era.
For this discussion Joakim is joined by journalist James Marsh.
Thursday, 17 October 2013
How many times do you watch a film and know exactly what is going to happen in the end? With cinema comes conventions, form and to an extent predictably. Nobuhiko Obayashi's House is one of those rare films in which it take you along for the ride; it can legitimately be called unique, daring and brave but this mean it is actually any good?
In this episode we are joined by Rudie Obias, co-host of the Auteurs Cast and all round film blogging powerhouse to discuss what makes House worth your time.
Wednesday, 2 October 2013
Often considered one of the greatest films ever made; FW Muranu's Sunrise is a film that seems to unite critics and audiences alike in universal praise and acclaim. Made toward the end of the silent era Sunrise was Muranu's first American film and having given complete control over production by studio Fox he crafts a film of such technical grandeur it easily ranks amongst the Avatars of film history as one of the most ambitous films ever produced.
In this episode we are joined by Sam Inglis from 24 Frames Per Second to delve into why we love Sunrise so much.