Alex Case

Alex Case

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Associate Editor of Bureau42.com, host of "Breaking It All Down" and "The Nintendo Power Retrospectives" on YouTube.

Favorite films

  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • Blade Runner
  • Akira
  • Return of the Jedi

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  • Blade

    ★★★★

  • Witch from Nepal

    ★★★

  • Wicked City

    ★★★½

  • Cast a Deadly Spell

    ★★★★

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  • Silver Hawk

    Silver Hawk

    ★★★

    Silver Hawk is a film that feels a lot like it’s part of various SE Asian countries (not just Hong Kong, but also Taiwan) film industries’ making their own attempts to follow in the footsteps of the superhero films of the early 2000s – X-Men, the Spider-man movies, and the Blade films.

    The film stars Michelle Yeoh as the titular superhero Silver Hawk, whose secret identity is a supermodel/Rich Idiot With No Day Job Lulu Wong. Wong is also a…

  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    Godzilla vs. Kong

    ★★★★

    The Legendary Monsterverse has, unlike the last Western attempt at doing a Godzilla film with the 1996 film, has lead from the get-go with the monster fights. Even Kong: Skull Island had the climax of the film be a fight between Kong and the largest of the Skull Crawlers. So, when the film series made it clear that yes, Kong and Godzilla were taking place in the same universe (both with the involvement of Monarch and Skull Island‘s stinger), it…

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  • Kagemusha

    Kagemusha

    ★★★★

    This is what I'd describe as Kurosawa's comeback film. (Insert L.L. Cool J reference here). Kurosawa had run into problems with Dodeskaden (which I haven't seen yet), and his Soviet co-production Dersu Uzala (which I also haven't seen yet), and he'd gotten a rep for going over-budget, making him something of an untouchable in Japan. All of this was aggravated by the fact that his films weren't profitable enough based on the domestic gross to be, in the eyes of…

  • Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel II. Lost Butterfly

    Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel II. Lost Butterfly

    ★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    It feels like an unnecessary point to say, but it bears mentioning nonetheless – Fate/Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel II. Lost Butterfly is very much the middle installment of a trilogy. While the first film in this route, Presage Flower, had a very dark ending, this film manages to go into darker places and ends in a dire place. While the first two routes had a degree of brightness to their endings, and I have no doubt that the Heaven’s Feel…