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Resident Evil: Damnation (2012)

I assume that when Capcom first released the Resident Evil videogame many years ago they were hoping it would be a big hit. However, I can't imagine that even they could have envisioned just what a huge franchise it would become. More…

No Man’s Zone (2011)

It’s worth remembering that just when you think that you’ve seen everything along comes nature, be it Mother Nature or human nature, to prove you wrong. There have been many shocking sights on the news in my lifetime but only two have made…

Abraxas (2010)

It's a familiar story. The rocker who burnt out looking for a moment of redemption and/or a rekindling of his spirit amidst a lifestyle now full of pills and attempts to find inner peace. People talk about him behind his back and the odds…

Akira (1988)

Even if you've not really heard of many anime titles the chances are that you know about Akira. An amalgamation of cool sci-fi and impressive fantasy, this famous animated movie was/is very influential (as much as it is also very heavily…

Empire Of Passion (1978)

The second Franco-Japanese production between Anatole Dauman and Nagisa Ôshima, Empire Of Passion is, like 1976's In The Realm Of The Senses, a mythical tale of forbidden love, chronicling the affair between a couple whose uncontrollable…

In The Realm Of The Senses (1976)

In The Realm Of The Senses (Ai no korîda) tells the disturbing story of Kichizo Ishida (Tatsuya Fuji) and Sada Abe (Eiko Matsuda), whose irrepressible desires acted as a catalyst for their eventual doom. The film is partially based upon an…

Cold Fish (2010)

Love it or hate it, Cold Fish is one of those movies that stands with its head high as something quite unique. It has a load of violence, some sex scenes that may offend some people and buckets of blood here and there but it also has great…

13 Assassins (2010)

  *** WARNING THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS ***   A tour de force battle sequence leading to the defeat of a sadistic villain It's hard to decide. In 13 Assassins is Takeshi Miike transcending the noble but depleted tradition of samurai…