REVIEW: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

One thousand years after a global catastrophe, small pockets of humanity live on the fringes of a massive toxic jungle. Nausicaä (Sumi Shimamoto) is a princess of the Valley of the Wind. Her lands are invaded by the warlike Tolmekians, who aim to revive an ancient giant warrior to ensure victory over neighbouring kingdoms. After escaping ...

REVIEW: Kindergarten Cop (1990)

Hardened police detective John Kimble (Arnold Schwarzenegger) sets up an undercover operation to track down the runaway girlfriend of drug lord Cullen Crisp (Richard Tyson), after she absconded with three million dollars of his drug money. A first-day mishap has Kimble stuck masquerading as a kindergarten teacher, and he is soon completely out of his ...

REVIEW: Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

The interplanetary despot Thanos (Josh Brolin) finally enacts his plan to take the six mysterious 'infinity stones' by force, thus giving him the power to kill half of the universe with just the click of his fingers. Two of the stones are on Earth, meaning that the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, and every ...

REVIEW: Under the Blossoming Cherry Trees (1975)

A bandit (Tomisaburo Wakayama) murders two men and kidnaps the woman (Shima Iwashita) they were escorting - intending to make her the latest of his several imprisoned 'wives'. When he carries her up to his mountain hut, she demands he murder all of the other women bar one - a disabled young woman she insists ...

REVIEW: Hellraiser: Bloodline (1996)

In 1796 Paris the toy maker Philip Le Marchard (Bruce Ramsay) is hired to construct an elaborate puzzle box of gold and wood. In 1996 New York his descendant John Merchant, haunted by mysterious dreams, has designed an entire skyscraper based on the puzzle box's design. In 2127, the scientist Dr Paul Merchant works against ...

REVIEW: Léon: The Professional (1994)

Léon (Jean Reno) is a professional killer who works for New York's mafia. When a corrupt DEA agent named Stansfield (Gary Oldman) murders almost the entire family in the apartment next door, Léon finds himself the unwilling guardian of the sole surviving daughter Mathilda (Natalie Portman). Given his somewhat flabby, effects-oriented films of recent years - ...

REVIEW: A Quiet Place (2018)

In the aftermath of a global cataclysm, the world is overrun with lethal carnivorous monsters. They are blind, but their hearing is so keen that the slightest sound can alert them to their victim's presence. One family - a father (John Krasinski), mother (Emily Blunt), son (Noah Jupe), and daughter (Millicent Simmonds) - do their ...

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