An eerie, thoughtful examination of post-war Japan, H-Man uses numerous tropes for its horror, but succeeds in mood, theme, and visuals.
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While following a similar story to the prior Mothra, Mothra vs Godzilla finds a unique tone amid some outstanding action.
Giant Moth Stomps Capitalism Beside Godzilla, Mothra stands as director Ishiro Honda’s most accusatory giant monster film. Borrowing from the lineage of King Kong, Honda makes Mothra Japan’s own, …
Moon Landing Battle There were few greater cinematic idealists than director Ishiro Honda. Consider this: Five years after conducting the bleak, disparate, nuclear holocaust warning film Godzilla, Honda directed …
Escapes is a hokey travesty to non-Toho devotees, a clumpy dose of '60s kitsch with America's prodigious simian playing host.
Hand crafted miniatures and effects traditionalism still appeal whether chomped to fit between Michael Keith's laborious delivery or otherwise.
Godzilla brought a morose legitimacy to giant monsters through a harrowing perspective on nuclear war.
There are plenty of reasons to delve into the colorful romps that took place in the Toho series, and this centerpiece for the versus films is probably the place …
In its proper form, it is not hard to see why Gojira is one of the greatest Japanese films of all time and, arguably, anywhere else in the world.