Review: Appleseed (By: SFAM)

Rating: Overview: Released the same year as Akira, this Masamune Shirow story is far more an artifact of 80s Anime, whereas Akira points the way to how anime will look in the 90s. This early Mecha movie is violent, profanity laden and action packed, with a really nice story and interesting philosophical undertones. And interestingly, […]

Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex (2002)

Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex Year: 2002 Directed by: Kenji Kamiyama Written by: Masamune Shirow (Story), Kenji Kamiyama (Chief Writer), et al. IMDB Reference Degree of Cyberpunk Visuals: High Correlation to Cyberpunk Themes: Very High Key Cast Members: Major Motoko Kusanagi: Atsuko Tanaka (Japanese), Mary McGlynn (English) Batou: Akio Otsuka (Japanese), Richard Epcar […]

Review: Malice@Doll (By: SFAM)

Rating: Overview: If you haven’t figured out by now that I have a soft spot for surrealist cyberpunk films, you will after this review. Malice doll is a terrific low-budget surrealist cyberpunk anime that takes place in an unspecified future, after all of mankind has been eradicated. This surrealist cyberpunk version of a pinocchio story […]