GME! Anime Fun Time Episode #18 – Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine and Jigen’s Gravestone

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The latest GME! Anime Fun Time is a double-feature in which Tom, Violence Jill, and I explore the 2012 TV series Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine (directed by Sayo Yamamoto) and the 2014 short theatrical film Lupin the Third: Jigen’s Gravestone (directed by Takeshi Koike).

Topics of discussion include feminism, the influence of Gothic Romantic literature, how Lupin means different things to different people, and Tom and Jill’s inherent revulsion to moe anime involving school idols and alpaca. CLICK HERE or on the Bluray covers above to download the show.

Do Not Steal Ivanhoe Martin’s Mango.

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Don’t be a “rude boy”, because The Harder They Come is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the title or the movie poster above to download our review of the film, featuring Sean “Hollywood” Hunting.

Review in a Nutshell: A vibrant crime drama with a soundtrack that introduced reggae music to the world, The Harder They Come transports viewers to the slums of Kingston during the early Seventies and gives the audience a glimpse at the desperation and frustrations that could drive an idealistic young man to a lawless life of crime.

No Funny Tagline. This Film is Great.

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You’d better create a rock-solid alibi, because Le Samourai is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the DVD cover or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Sean “Hollywood” Hunting.

Review in a Nutshell: Suggested by listener Eric Barroso as part of the IndieGoGo campaign, Le Samourai is a minimalist French neo-noir crime drama from 1967. It’s an exquisitely composed film that is at once bleak, ambiguous, and wonderfully suspenseful.

Jimmy Bobo’s Slow-Exploding Boat House

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Don’t let anyone remove the firing pin from your pistol, because Bullet to the Head is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Mom.

Review in a Nutshell: In terms of tone, narrative, and characterization, Bullet to the Head is an atavism – a throwback to an earlier time period. It’s also an unlikely hybrid of hard-boiled crime drama and buddy-cop action film. Some of it works, some of it doesn’t, but Bullet is worth examining if only to see how drastically modern film sensibilities have changed.

It’s hard out there for a Samurai…

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Make your decisions in the space of seven breaths, because

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film,

featuring Sean ‘Hollywood’ Hunting.

Review in a Nutshell: I think I pronounce Jim Jarmusch’s last name about ten different ways in this recording about a movie involving urban samurai, aging gangsters, icecream, and a boat on a roof. I don’t even know who I am any more. What year is this?

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Henry Silva, keeping it real.

Magnificent Martial Violence!

Sharpen your machetes, because The Raid: Redemption is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film,

featuring guest hosts Daryl Surat of AnimeWorldOrder and Rachel Pandich, author of Aspire.

Review in a Nutshell:  An Indonesian martial arts movie written and directed by a Welsh man, The Raid: Redemption is not just a typical action movie.  It blends drama and suspense with some of the most breath-taking and technically accomplished fight choreography in recent cinema history to create a tight, tense, thoroughly engrossing experience.

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Ernie Dickerson Strikes Again!

Break out the turn-tables, because Juice is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie poster or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Sean “Hollywood” Hunting.

Review in a Nutshell:  At times darkly humorous, at times lyrical and surreal, Juice is a crime drama that explores the lives of four poor black youths in the ghettoes of Harlem.  Tupac Shakur delivers a scene-stealing performance.

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