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Moon Child (2003)

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This one is for the girls. Now, if while reading this you find that you’re not a girl, you can take my word for it or you can go ahead and watch it, but you’d better not say I didn’t warn you. I don’t want this to be the case of course, not because I’m personally not a girl (because I am) but because I suspect that if I could call this film something else, this review would be a … (read more)

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Last Quarter (2005)

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Part romance, part fairy tale, part gothic horror, part video clip, Last Quarter, is an interesting and surprisingly original film. Based on hit shoujo (girls) manga Kagen No Tsuki by Ai Yazawa (Nana, Paradise Kiss), it charts questions of an unexpectedly thoughtful and arguably relevant nature with dreamlike clarity. Like a surreal Little Red Riding Hood, the story focuses on Mizuki as she runs from the perceived troubles in her life straight into the arms of … (read more)

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