DVD Releases: ‘How to Train Your Dragon’

Where have all the orphans gone? In the grand tradition of children’s literature (and therefore, children’s films – now more than ever, it is inconceivable that there could be one without the other), the first obstacle any writer needs to vault over, sidestep or obliterate is the matter of the Continue Reading


Zipangu Fest 2010: ‘Annyong Kimchi’

★★★☆☆ Self-discovery can take many forms and shapes, but in Tetsuaki Matsue’s case, it’s a 16mm independent autobiographical documentary. Annyong Kimchi (1999) (literally Hello Kimchi) is the Korean-Japanese director’s graduation project, a representative work for the very prolific ‘jishu eiga’ (independent film) movement, and will screen at this year’s Zipangu Fest, Continue Reading