Alex Case

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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  • Synced Together: AMVs & Their Editors

    ★★★★★

  • Mad Monster Party?

    ★★

  • The House That Dripped Blood

    ★★★½

  • Werewolf by Night

    ★★★★★

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  • Yes, Madam!

    Yes, Madam!

    ★★★★

    It’s been a while since I reviewed Royal Warriors, the second installment in the retroactive “In The Line Of Duty” series of films – so now it’s time for me to take a look at the first film, and the starring debut of Michelle Yeoh and Cynthia Rothrock, 1985’s Yes, Madam.

    Yes, Madam follows Inspector Ng (Yeoh), a Hong Kong Police Detective who is introduced first busting a serial flasher, before moving on to take on some bank robbers in…

  • A Wrinkle in Time

    A Wrinkle in Time

    ★★★★

    Back when I was in grade school, I read Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle In Time for the first time. I found myself drawn not only to the character of Meg – the main viewpoint character of the novel – but also, as an autistic kid, I latched onto the character of Charles Wallace as well. That and the visuals the book evoked in my imagination made me hungry for an adaptation. Indeed, one of the first stage plays I went…

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  • Megazone 23 III

    Megazone 23 III

    ★★

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

    Megazone 23 - Part 3 is probably the most Cyberpunk part of the Megazone 23 series. The other installments had artificial intelligences and rebelling against the man. However, Part 3 has more hacking, human cybernetic augmentation, and dealing with human society's relationship with the planet. It's also the weakest part of the series.

    Part of the problem is that Parts I and II spent about three hours putting together a cohesive narrative (with a time skip in the middle), and…

  • 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…