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  • Outrage Beyond

    Outrage Beyond

    ★★★★½

    Kitano’s 16th feature film (and first official sequel): Beyond Outrage picks up after the events of Outrage, as the police force launch a full-scale crackdown on organized crime, which ignites an immense conflict between two major yakuza families.

    After returning to the genre that gave him international acclaim, it was evident that Kitano’s sequel would perform similarly to the original film; however he hasn’t just matched the original in terms of quality, but he has improved upon it by introducing…

  • Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

    Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

    ★★★★

    In this very stylish DC animated feature, Batman is forced to bring down another vigilante in Gotham after the suspect becomes linked to the murders of prominent mob figures. 

    Based on the graphic novels Batman: Year One and Batman: Year Two, this deservedly acclaimed animated flick seems to tick all the right boxes for fans of the source material; showcased by the film’s expert animation, sublime action set pieces and superb writing. Of course, the beautiful voice work is another…

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  • Persona

    Persona

    ★★★★★

    Recognised by many as one of the most influential and innovative films ever made, Ingmar Bergman's Persona is an ambiguous story of a nurse, who must care for a mute actress and discovers that their personas are melding together.

    Widely acknowledged as Bergman's greatest and most influential film, Persona is a beautiful and poetic exploration of duality, womanhood, faith, identity and death, that perfectly examines these themes in the film's 85 minute runtime, courtesy of an exceptional script, which was…

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    Kubrick's sci-fi classic 2001: A Space Odyssey documents human evolution from the very dawn of man. Now man has disovered a mysterious artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the help of an artificial intelligent computer (H.A.L. 9000) man sets off on a quest to find it.

    From its ambitious direction to its complex story, 2001 is an undeniable masterpeice and one that delves into some very thought-provoking themes, such as the evolution of man and the dangers…