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May 4, 2024

Burns’ “The Central Park Five” Compared To DuVernay’s “When They See Us.”

Ken Burns and his daughter Sarah made The Central Park Five in 2012. It was a sober, unsensationalized documentary intended to relay an objective point […]
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April 14, 2024

Godzilla vs Spacegodzilla Is About As Good As Its Title

They couldn’t come up with a better name for Godzilla’s new foe? Anything would have been better than Spacegodzilla. Call him Harold, or even Harold […]
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April 14, 2024

“Nneka the Pretty Serpent” Another Nollywood Assault On Cinema

If you look up which country makes the most films every year, you will see that India is always in the lead. Bollywood is a […]
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April 14, 2024

“Queen Of Lost Island” Donald Jackson Commits Another Crime Against Cinema

Some films are bad. Some films are so bad, they are good. Other films make you want to hunt down the filmmaker like the rabid […]
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April 14, 2024

“Asterix Conquers America” Candy Coated Nostalgia With A Nasty Racist Center.

 I was 12 when I was introduced to my first Asterix comic book. I was quarantined in an infirmary at a run-down summer sleep-away camp […]
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April 14, 2024

Jet Li in “Fist of Legend”

If I had to pick a favorite martial arts film, it would be Fist of Legend. Mostly, it’s due to the star, Jet Li, and […]
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April 14, 2024

Only Japan Could Make A Film Like “Butt Attack Punisher Girl Gautaman”

I’m not sure what it is about that little island country at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, but Japan has a culture unlike any […]
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April 14, 2024

The 1994 Version Of “Raja Harish Chandra”

Raja Harish Chandra is a mythological Hindu story about the fate of an ancient king and his kingdom. "Raja" means king, and according to the […]
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April 14, 2024

"Fantastic" Four Is Mistitled

Here’s the thing about superhero movies: they’re for children. I understand that Marvel and DC are targeting a much broader audience than just children, but […]
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April 14, 2024

Mom Verses The Demons In Jai Maa Vaishnodevi

Polytheism is just demonstrably better than monotheism. The god of Abraham is such an authoritarian prick, but if you’re Hindu, and you’re not a fan […]
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April 14, 2024

The Lament Of An Otherwise Healthy Girl

Hentai is its own little world, with its own set of rules and its own aesthetic. I think for many people, the whole genre is […]
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March 3, 2024

Andy Milligan’s First Film “Vapors”

Andy Milligan was a self-taught writer, actor, and costume designer who lived and worked in Greenwich Village in New York City. In 1965, he got […]
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February 25, 2024

Unintentional Absurdity In Andy Milligan’s Movie “Seeds”

 I may be wrong, but I think Seeds was a sincere attempt to produce an edgy melodrama. The intensity is pitched so high, it feels […]
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February 18, 2024

Favorite Scenes No. 35: “Hellraiser”

 In 1987, Clive Barker decided to try his hand at directing. He was dissatisfied with previous film adaptations of his writings and opted to direct […]
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February 11, 2024

Be Sure To Get Some Rest And Hydrate Before Watching “Aachi & Ssipak”

Jo Beom-jin’s 2006 anime Aachi & Ssipak has enough action squeezed into its 90-minute runtime to make ten films. It’s about as fast-paced as a […]
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February 4, 2024

Stéphane Lafleur’s Film “Viking” is Ingenious

Stéphane Lafleur’s 2022 Film Viking has an ingenious premise that opens the door to an entirely different way of rendering characters and dialogue. It begins […]
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January 28, 2024

I Admit It, I Enjoyed “Urotsukidōji: Legend of the Overfiend”

At some point, you have to own up to the fact that you are not an aloof and ironic observer watching an ultra-violent, sex-soaked orgy […]
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January 14, 2024

A History Lesson From “Macabre Legends Of The Colony”

For some reason, some wacko named Arturo Martínez decided to make a “historically based” luchador film. Now, I understand that it’s just a wrestling flick, […]
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January 7, 2024

The Inexplicable Existence Of “Crayon Shin-chan: Fast Asleep!”

I am a 55-year-old fan of a Japanese children’s cartoon called Crayon Shin-chan. I’m not sure how I got here, but there is no use […]
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December 31, 2023

Favorite Scenes No. 34: Amadeus

Miloš Forman directed Amadeus in 1984. It was a movie version of the hit play by Peter Shaffer from 1979. Shaffer never claimed that the […]
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December 27, 2023

Chi Chi Larue’s "Bi-ology: The Making of Mr. Right"

I don’t know what Bi-ology is. I know it’s a film, and there were naked people in it, but I’m pretty confused about the rest. […]
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December 24, 2023

Victor Sjöström’s “He Who Gets Slapped”

He Who Gets Slapped is an unusual film. It took a special confluence of factors to create something so layered and rich. It was made […]
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December 15, 2023

The First Film Based On Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein in 1818. She wrote it as part of a friendly contest between her, her husband Percy, John Polidori, and Lord Byron. […]
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November 29, 2023

Joe D’Amato’s “Tarzan X - Shame Of Jane”

Joe D’Amato has made more than 200 films. That’s a lot, even for a porn director, but Joe isn’t just a porn director. He’s made […]
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