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!

Symbol (Shinboru) (2009) Film Review — I Can’t Believe It’s Not Anime!

Imagine a world where every flavor of the rainbow is yours for the choosing. They say variety is the spice of life, and Symbol (2009), directed by Hitoshi Matsumoto gives you a free ride all the way until the end. The main story of Symbol takes place in a mysterious room a man one day … Continue reading Symbol (Shinboru) (2009) 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!