STRANGE PARADISE: Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

By: Addison Wylie My feelings for Jim Jarmusch’s Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai follow in the same vein as some sceptics felt about Nicholas Winding Refn’s Drive – a whole lot of style and not much else. I could see what Jarmusch was trying to do with Ghost Dog.  It was the same thing we later saw Refn carry out with Drive, except Refn executed his film much better.  Jarmusch was wanting to…


Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 3D

By: Addison Wylie  At first, it’s puzzling as to why filmmaker George Lucas feels the need to keep milking the intergalactic cash cow that is Star Wars. Billions of dollars have been made off of the success of the saga that follows the rise and fall of Darth Vader and his prospering son. One would say that George Lucas has been beating a dead horse for ages; reinventing the same films. However, after watching all…