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Memorialising Berserk: Japan Does it Again

News junkies with no experience with anime and manga likely came across a particular name from the industry in May 2021. Kentaro Miura, creator of the best-selling manga Berserk, died suddenly at the age of fifty-four and the news flooded the Western media. The BBC, the New York Times and the Guardian were among the […]

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Cult Column: Halloween, Simplicity at its Finest

Centuries ago, Albrecht Dürer remarked “Simplicity is the greatest adornment of art”. Is such a quote applicable to a film where Michael Myers traverses a leafy suburb murdering sexually active teenagers? Well, yes. It is. And forty years after the original Halloween’s release, it’s not hard to understand why.  As literally everyone knows, John Carpenter’s […]