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Godzilla 2000 (1999)

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I have been disappointed by previous Godzilla titles. A small part of me, the part that enjoys watching people dressed up in rubber suits push each other into beautifully detailed scale sets, died upon viewing Godzilla vs Megaguirus. Thus, it was with great trepidation that I began watching Godzilla 2000. I hoped that, like the phoenix rising from the ashes, my fondness for Godzilla would be resurrected. I was not disappointed. Apart from a couple of flaws, Godzilla (read more)

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Happiness of the Katakuris (2001)

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If The Happiness of the Katakuris opens with a bizarre claymation sequence that makes you wonder if you accidentally stumbled into a screening of Eat Carpet shorts or early Peter Jackson films, don’t worry. You are definitely in the right place, and soon to be in the right frame of mind, for Miike Takashi’s hilariously twisted family values romp through traditional Julie Andrews territory. Don’t try to understand, just use it for preparation time because believe me you are going … (read more)

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