At G-Fest XXV, Brian interviewed kaiju author and podcaster Kevin Derendorf. His book is called "Kaiju for Hipsters: 101 'Alternative' Giant Monster Movies". We discuss the thought processes and goals behind "Kaiju for Hipsters" and compare them to t...
This is our G-Fest Conference panel, which took place at 12:00pm (CDT) on July 14, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza O'Hare in Rosemont, Illinois. In it, we compare and contrast alien invasion stories in movies from the Godzilla franchise and from American kaij...
A lot of critics know and understand the basics of the 1954 Godzilla, but they have less of an understanding of what makes a great Godzilla sequel. This movie has by far the most Toho magic of any non-Japanese Godzilla movie to date.
With beautiful cinematography, detailed miniatures, and lots of work involving water, War of the Gargantuas is an incredible movie! Russ Tamblyn gives us a natural and cool performance in his role as Dr. Stewart. This movie is so refreshingly itself.
I address the film's depiction of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and how that scene is edited for the English-language version. Frankenstein is a stand-in for atomic bombing victims in this movie. I'll pay attention to the scientific ethics explored ...
Robert Dunham has always impressed me with his performance in this movie! And his ability to speak Japanese adds to the flavor of this entertaining classic Sekizawan kaiju movie. I examine the underappreciated Mark Jackson character.
Daniel and I go further into what the anime trilogy makes us think about. We examine which historical figures the Exif could have been responsible for, the inevitability of Godzilla, the cycle of civilizations,
Haruo asks Metphies "Why are you showing me this?" This is also what some people watching the anime trilogy were thinking. We'll give our opinions and share our reactions to these experimental, risky, and unrestrained trio of movies.
"The big idea was to create a thought-provoking anime-style story that introduces a cohesive concept that connects Godzilla to the entirety of human existence." In the first part of a special three-part episode,
See the diagrams of all the Godzilla movies yourself! What do you think? Which Godzilla movies expanded the style of the franchise? Roughly one in three is an expansion film. In this YouTube video, I say which ones those are.