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Big Fish and Begonia

(Sight & Sound, BFI) Towards the climax of the Chinese cartoon Big Fish and Begonia, there’s a watery apocalypse. Huge tubular waterfalls break through clouds and...

Pieta in the Toilet

My article on the Japanese live-action film Pieta in the Toilet is available on the AllTheAnime blog. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUJxihgOK4Y

Death Note (Netflix Live-Action)

(SFX Magazine, Future Publishing) Like law-enforcers who go up against Death Note's killer with a notepad, this Netflix remake is brave but futile. Transposing the...

Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland

(Neo magazine, Uncooked Media) If you know the history of comics, you’ll know Little Nemo. It was a legendary New York newspaper strip, published a...

Speed Racer

(Sight & Sound, BFI) In recent decades, Hollywood has turned out a line of effects-led blockbusters, technically groundbreaking and artistically stunted in roughly equal measure....