Reviews (5)

Piercing

By Elena Lazic

Mia Wasikowska and Christopher Abbot play wicked games in this psychosexual horror.

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Blade of the Immortal

By Glenn Heath Jr

Takashi Miike is up to his old tricks with this super samurai slaughter-fest.

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Yakuza Apocalypse

By David Jenkins

Japan’s Takashi Miike is running on creative vapours in this tiring knockabout genre mash-up.

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Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai

By Adam Woodward

Takashi Miike follows up his blood-pumping samurai blitzkrieg 13 Assassins with this talky and tiresome period drama.

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13 Assassins

By Anton Bitel

Takashi Miike’s magnificent 13 marks both the end of an era and the boundary of a genre.

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Articles (12)

Why Takashi Miike’s Audition is a piercing feminist film in disguise

By Daisy Phillipson

There’s so much more to this J-horror hit than meets the punctured eye.

Why Netflix’s live-action remake of Cowboy Bebop is destined to fail

By Kambole Campbell

Shinichiro Watanabe’s singular ’90s show is yet another classic anime that should be left well alone.

The 20 best film posters of 2017

By Hannah Woodhead

From Lady Bird to Logan, Baby Driver to The Beguiled, we look back on another year of movie marketing mastery.

LWLies 72: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

By Little White Lies

Our latest print issue offers a sweary salute to Martin McDonagh’s sensational latest.

Is this the greatest film ever made about food?

By Anton Bitel

Juzo Itami’s ‘ramen western’ Tampopo – finally out on Blu-ray – is a culinary romp like no other.

A new series tells the story of the greatest horror movies never made

By John Wadsworth

Doomed projects like David Cronenberg’s Frankenstein are discussed in Untold Horror.

Is this the grossest movie ever made?

By David Jenkins

Steve “Flying Lotus” Ellison delivers a sick suite of gag-inducing shorts at the 2017 Glasgow Film Festival.

Is this the most extreme 108 minutes in the history of Japanese cinema?

By Anton Bitel

Destruction Babies is raucous rebel filmmaking at its brutal best.

The 20 best home ents releases of 2016

By David Jenkins

We run down a clutch of the year’s finest DVD and Blu-ray purchases. Did your favourite make the cut?

A Horror Travelogue: 31 horror movies from 31 different countries

By Justine Smith

Join us on an epic round the world trip to some of the darkest reaches of horror cinema.

The vengeful woman and the changing face of Asian horror cinema

By Amandas Ong

Will this enduring trope become obsolete as we move towards a less gendered worldview?

Discover this Taiwanese epic that brought kung fu to the art-house

By Anton Bitel

King Hu’s seminal ’70s wuxia is finally arriving on Blu-ray and DVD later this month.


Festivals (5)

Did Ethan Coen deliver the strangest screenwriting lecture ever?

By Flavia Ferrucci

The writer-directors maps out the past, present and future of cinema through its depiction of… surgery?

Robert Eggers’ The Lighthouse to premiere at the 51st Directors’ Fortnight

By Adam Woodward

The American director’s Robert Pattinson-starring horror is heading to Cannes.

The best new genre films from Fantasia Film Festival 2018

By Justine Smith

Our complex relationship with technology came under the spotlight at this year’s festival.

A new cult film festival is spotlighting forgotten cinematic gems

By Josh Slater-Williams

Matchbox Cineclub have programmed a weekend of strange and unseen cinema from around the world.

The 20 best FrightFest films ever – part 2

By Anton Bitel

Find out what’s top of the pile in our gore-drenched salute to the horror cinema bonanza.


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