Funky Forest: The First Contact (Naisu No Mori) (2005) Film Review – I Can’t Believe It’s Not Anime!

Funky Forest (2005) by Katsuhito Ishii is about the separate lives of ordinary people during a visit from an unknown alien named Pico Riko. Directed by one of the minds behind the animation in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, featuring actors Rinko Kikuchi (Pacific Rim) Tadanobu Asano (Thor) and a cameo by Hideaki Anno (Neon Genesis … Continue reading Funky Forest: The First Contact (Naisu No Mori) (2005) Film Review – I Can’t Believe It’s Not Anime!

Cutie Honey (2004) Film Review – I Can’t Believe It’s Not Anime!

Cutie Honey (2004), directed by Anno Hideaki (Neon Genesis Evangelion), is a story about an android who sets out on an adventure with her friends to defeat the evil Panther Claws. Based on the action anime of the same name, the movie immediately starts mid action during a Panther offense on the city freeway. The … Continue reading Cutie Honey (2004) Film Review – I Can’t Believe It’s Not Anime!

House (Hausu) (1977) Film Review – I Can’t Believe It’s Not Anime!

Parents often believe teenage angst is a phase to be grown out of with time. However, sometimes the persistence of memory can leave such a mental impact on teenage identity that it can actually materialize into furniture – to haunt the very House it is in! House, or Hausu (1977) is a movie about seven … Continue reading House (Hausu) (1977) Film Review – I Can’t Believe It’s Not Anime!