Subtitled Online Part 1: Reviews

Subtitled Online was a film site focusing on non-English language and independent cinema. Those looking for news on the latest MCU circle-jerk would have been somewhat disappointed, but if your thing is Korean horror, Japanese anime, French romance, Spanish comedy, Chinese action, British fantasy, Thai drama, Danish crime, Australian sci-fi, or American indies, there was something there to interest to you.

I wrote for it from August 2011 to September 2013 when it shut down, providing reviews, news and articles, and after about eight months was made an editor. So now as well as being responsible for ensuring my own work was of immaculate quality, I also proofread, edited and uploaded work from the site’s writers.

All of the reviews I wrote for the site are arranged below.

"Spiritual without being preachy, philosophical without being pretentious, and incorporating action without sacrificing intelligence."
“Spiritual without being preachy, philosophical without being pretentious, and incorporating action without sacrificing intelligence.”
"Only by making peace with ourselves can we truly be set free."
“Only by making peace with ourselves can we truly be set free.”
The ABCs of Death Cover
“A ceaseless cinematic machine-gunning of carnage and hilarity.”

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“Very much a children’s cartoon.”
"An admirable effort from a new director."
“An admirable effort from a new director.”
"A cult work in the making."
“A cult work in the making.”

"One of the best releases to come out of a region seemingly swarming with them."
“One of the best releases to come out of a region seemingly swarming with them.”
Chanbara Beauty Cover
“Enjoyably insane.”
"A twisted collage of humour and horror bound with the adhesive of gleefully depraved mischief."
“A twisted collage of humour and horror bound with the adhesive of gleefully depraved mischief.”
Dead Head Cover
“A slightly kitschy noir that was never given a chance.”
Drive Cover
“A film of stoic elegance and dark charm.”
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya Cover
“Virtually inaccessible to new viewers but rewarding to existing fans.”
Familiar Poster
“A bite-size slice of horror perfection.”
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Cover
“Unflinchingly displays the depths of human depravity in all its hideous grotesquery.”
Frankenstein's Army Cover
“A distinct voice in a crowded and tired sub-genre.”

The Hunt Cover
“Deals with a controversial subject in a sensitive and engaging manner.”
Inspector Montalbano Collection 1 Cover
“An engaging collection of stories that keep you hooked.”
Inglorious Bastards Cover
“View it with the same sense of detached flippancy its story is told with.”

Inspector Montalbano Collection 2 Cover
“A worthy continuation and expansion of the previous episodes.”
Iron Sky Cover
“A glorious and demented riot from start to finish.”
Inspector Montalbano Collection 3 Cover
“Very much the equal of most of its more famous Scandinavian cousins.”

The Killing Cover
“A masterpiece of storytelling.”
The Legend of Bruce Lee Cover
“Mythologises Lee’s life beyond proper recognition.”
The Killing II Cover
“Should be held as a high water mark of quality.”

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“A flawed but promising debut feature film.”
Manborg Cover
“A loving homage to every piece of cinematic trash you’re not ashamed to admit you adore.”
Mama Cover
“Let down by a plot without the substance to sustain it or the depth to truly engage.”

Phantom: Requiem For the Phantom Part One Cover
“An intriguing first half of a story that offers some genuinely interesting story twists.”
Pusher Cover
“A somewhat redundant remake.”
Privates Cover
“Too many plots and too many characters.”

Shikoku Cover
“Let down by uninspiring subtitling and flat characterisation.”
Le Silence de la Mer Cover
“A testament to the crushing effect war has on the ideals of those drawn into it.”
Sightseers Cover
“Twisted, hilarious and oddly moving in equal measure.”

Spiral Series One Cover
“An engaging and uncompromising study of the things ordinary people are truly capable of.”
The Swedish Erotica Collection Cover
“The only emotion that these films properly inspire is boredom.”
Stoker Cover
“Sinister, violent, perverse and erotic.”

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“If its central character was less of an aggravating smart arse, reactions towards it might have been more favourable.”
Terra Nova Cover
“More entertaining than many contemporary shows that have long outstayed their welcome.”
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