Akira
Review / Throwback Review

Akira

by Seamus Mulhern Akira opens with the destruction of Tokyo and, thus, the beginning of World War III. When that’s one of the least eventful things that happens in your science-fiction movie, you know you’ve got something good. At the same time, referring to Akira as an ordinary sci-fi film may be selling it short. … Continue reading

Chinatown
Review / Throwback Review

Chinatown

by Jackson Diianni Chinatown (1974) is the child of a dying womb. As with films like Unforgiven (1992) and Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927), Chinatown is the last masterpiece of a terminal art form: the film noir. In the wake of the Great Depression, America created a slew of highly-stylized crime tales, taking their cues from … Continue reading