Throne of Blood/Spider Web Castle (蜘蛛巣城) – Akira Kurosawa (Director and co-writer) Hideo Oguni (co-writer), Shinobu Hashimoto (co-writer), Ryūzō Kikushima (co-writer), and William Shakespeare (Original Story)

"I feel I am already sleeping and have had a frightening dream. What that witch or spirit said, that is what I dream of." - Taketoki Washizu Among the various Shakespeare plays I have read or seen, none has ever more fascinated me than MacBeth. A theatre tragedy based on a legend where a Scottish … Continue reading Throne of Blood/Spider Web Castle (蜘蛛巣城) – Akira Kurosawa (Director and co-writer) Hideo Oguni (co-writer), Shinobu Hashimoto (co-writer), Ryūzō Kikushima (co-writer), and William Shakespeare (Original Story)

The Dog Who Stopped The War (La Guerre Des Tuques) – André Melançon (Director), Roger Cantin (co-writer), Danyèle Patenaude (co-writer)

"War, War. It's Not A Reason To Get Hurt!" In Canadian cinema, and particularly in the province of Quebec, the Francophone cinematographic heritage owes a lot to Rock Demers and its series of movies "Contes Pour Tous", a series of productions geared towards a family audience. Films that have achieved big box office success and … Continue reading The Dog Who Stopped The War (La Guerre Des Tuques) – André Melançon (Director), Roger Cantin (co-writer), Danyèle Patenaude (co-writer)

La Guerre Des Tuques – André Melançon (Réalisateur), Roger Cantin (co-scénariste), Danyèle Patenaude (co-scénariste)

"La Guerre, La Guerre, c'est Pas Une Raison Pour Se Faire Mal!" Dans le cinéma canadien, et en particulier dans la province du Québec, le patrimoine cinématographique francophone doit beaucoup à Rock Demers et sa série de films Contes Pour Tous, une série de productions axées pour un public familial. Des films qui ont atteints … Continue reading La Guerre Des Tuques – André Melançon (Réalisateur), Roger Cantin (co-scénariste), Danyèle Patenaude (co-scénariste)

Rashomon (羅生門) – Akira Kurosawa (黒澤明) (Director and Screenwriter) and Shinobu Hashimoto (橋本忍) (Screenwriter) and Ryonosuke Akutagawa (芥川 龍之介) (Novella’s original author)

"Rashomon is the closest to "perfect" a film can get." - Werner Herzog When people think of Japanese cinema, Akira Kurosawa's name comes on top of the list. And for good reasons as his films have made Japan's moviemaking industry recognised worldwide. While presenting pioneering narrative and artistic skills to the art of moviemaking. Alongside classics … Continue reading Rashomon (羅生門) – Akira Kurosawa (黒澤明) (Director and Screenwriter) and Shinobu Hashimoto (橋本忍) (Screenwriter) and Ryonosuke Akutagawa (芥川 龍之介) (Novella’s original author)

Super Dimension Fortress Macross (超時空要塞マクロス) – Shoji Kawamori (河森 正治) (Creator) and Noboru Ishiguro (石黒 昇) (Showrunner), Artland (アートランド), and Studio Nue (スタジオぬえ)

A Noah's Arc that transformed its storyline's universe, alongside our animation landscape In the Super Robot genre, series like Mazinger Z, Great Mazinger, UFO Robot Grendizer, Daimos, Voltes V, Getter Robot, and Gundam paved the way for a big range of stories involving young men and women piloting massive giant machines to fight off giant … Continue reading Super Dimension Fortress Macross (超時空要塞マクロス) – Shoji Kawamori (河森 正治) (Creator) and Noboru Ishiguro (石黒 昇) (Showrunner), Artland (アートランド), and Studio Nue (スタジオぬえ)

Brokeback Mountain – Annie Proulx (Original Story), Ang Lee (Director), Larry McMurtry (screenwriter), and Diana Ossana (screenwriter)

"Brokeback got us good, don't it?" - Jack Twist As a gay man myself, I always find it important to present the reality of homosexuality on any media platform. Though regarding that topic, it would be mangas and animes that managed to present it properly. From artists like Clamp, Moto Hagio, Osamu Tezuka, Yoshihiro Togashi, … Continue reading Brokeback Mountain – Annie Proulx (Original Story), Ang Lee (Director), Larry McMurtry (screenwriter), and Diana Ossana (screenwriter)

Macross Plus (マクロスプラス) (OVA Series) – Shoji Kawamori (河森正) (Creator, co-director and story), Shinichiro Watanabe (渡辺信一郎) (co-director), Keiko Nobumoto (信本敬子) (Screenwriter), and Studio Nue (スタジオぬえ) (Story)

Incredible sequel to the original Anime series Super Dimension Fortress Macross. Memorable piece of human storytelling When the anime Super Dimension Fortress Macross appeared on Japanese TV, and worldwide under the edited Robotech, it got such a success that the occasion for a sequel was screaming due to the incredible public reception. So when the … Continue reading Macross Plus (マクロスプラス) (OVA Series) – Shoji Kawamori (河森正) (Creator, co-director and story), Shinichiro Watanabe (渡辺信一郎) (co-director), Keiko Nobumoto (信本敬子) (Screenwriter), and Studio Nue (スタジオぬえ) (Story)

Lady Snowblood: Song of Vengeance (修羅雪姫 怨み恋歌) – Lady Snowblood Series – Kazuo Koike (小池 一夫) and Kazuo Kamimura (上村 一夫) (Original work) – Toshiya Fujita (藤田 敏八) (Director) – Norio Osada (長田紀生) (Screenwriter)

The fascinating sequel to a Jidaigeki classic that influenced Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill In the manga Lady Snowblood, following her revenge quest on those who destroyed her family, Yuki Kashima became a gymnastic school teacher at a Girls Boarding School, introducing to many the virtues of such activities until anti-foreign gangs and clans tried to … Continue reading Lady Snowblood: Song of Vengeance (修羅雪姫 怨み恋歌) – Lady Snowblood Series – Kazuo Koike (小池 一夫) and Kazuo Kamimura (上村 一夫) (Original work) – Toshiya Fujita (藤田 敏八) (Director) – Norio Osada (長田紀生) (Screenwriter)

Lady Snowblood (修羅雪姫) – Lady Snowblood Series – Kazuo Koike (小池 一夫) and Kazuo Kamimura (上村 一夫) (Original work) – Toshiya Fujita (藤田 敏八) (Director) – Norio Osada (長田紀生) (Screenwriter)

"People say you can't wash away the mud of this world with pure white snow. You need asura snow - stained fiery red." - Narrator In 2003, like everybody in North America and Europe, cinemas broadcasted the movie Kill Bill. Quentin Tarantino production which introduced many to the culture of Japanese cinema and to its … Continue reading Lady Snowblood (修羅雪姫) – Lady Snowblood Series – Kazuo Koike (小池 一夫) and Kazuo Kamimura (上村 一夫) (Original work) – Toshiya Fujita (藤田 敏八) (Director) – Norio Osada (長田紀生) (Screenwriter)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes – Howard Hawks (Director), Joseph Fields, Anita Loos, Leo Robin, and Jule Styne (Original Broadway Show), and Charles Lederer (Screenwriter)

Two little Girls from Little Rock who conquered Paris and the world with this film When people recount the 1950s Cinema decade, the biggest name that shines the most is Marilyn Monroe. An American actress who became a legend in pop culture. A tragic example of someone horribly exploited by Hollywood. A woman with incredible … Continue reading Gentlemen Prefer Blondes – Howard Hawks (Director), Joseph Fields, Anita Loos, Leo Robin, and Jule Styne (Original Broadway Show), and Charles Lederer (Screenwriter)