Thursday, January 31 2013
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
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.
Sunday, April 1 2012
Whether Suzanne Collins acknowledges it or not, her Hunger Games trilogy owes a huge debt to Battle Royale.
Tuesday, December 19 2006
Battle Royale is ultraviolence with a bleeding heart; A Clockwork Orange meets My So-Called Life.
Tuesday, February 1 2005
Kinji Fukasaku's striking compositions remind us that the world of filmmaking is draped in a charade, an expertly plotted manipulation.
Friday, March 23 2012
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
Green Sli-i-i-me!!! Square-jawed jocks squish squids for their squeeze.