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Features

Thursday, January 31 2013

The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2012

From classics to contemporary television, the typical titles and the surprising outsider choices, the year in home video was just as divisive, and delightful, as the rest of our meaningful media.


Thursday, June 21 2007

Part 5: The Return of the Auteur

That noise you heard near the start of the new millennium was the creative din of a brash new breed of filmmakers tearing down the traditions of mainstream moviemaking. Their motion picture mission statements -- including the ones featured on this list -- remain the rulebook for new generations of anxious film artists.


Reviews

Sunday, April 1 2012

Savage, Sharp, Satirical and Brutally Funny: 'Battle Royale: The Complete Collection'

Whether Suzanne Collins acknowledges it or not, her Hunger Games trilogy owes a huge debt to Battle Royale.


Tuesday, December 19 2006

Battle Royale (2002)

Battle Royale is ultraviolence with a bleeding heart; A Clockwork Orange meets My So-Called Life.


Tuesday, February 1 2005

Fall Guy (Kamata Koshin-Kyoku) (1982)

Kinji Fukasaku's striking compositions remind us that the world of filmmaking is draped in a charade, an expertly plotted manipulation.


Blogs

Friday, March 23 2012

Let the Real 'Games' Begin: 'Battle Royale' (Blu-ray)

On a basic level, there's a lot of similarities between The Hunger Games and Battle Royale. Aesthetically, Fukasaku's future shock wins hands down.


Thursday, April 14 2011

The Green Slime

Green Sli-i-i-me!!! Square-jawed jocks squish squids for their squeeze.


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