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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

“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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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 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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November 12, 2023

Goran Stolevski’s “You Won't Be Alone”

Goran Stolevski’s 2020 debut film You Won't Be Alone is a poem. There is almost no dialogue between characters, but we are able to hear […]
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November 5, 2023

“In My Skin,” Body Horror Cronenberg Can Only Dream Of

In 2002, French filmmaker Marina de Van wrote, directed, and starred in In My Skin. It is a body horror film, but it’s free of […]
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October 29, 2023

Crayon Shin-Chan: The Hidden Treasure of the Buri Buri Kingdom 

Crayon Shin-Chan is a very popular manga and anime series in Japan. It began in 1990 and is still ongoing. It also happens to be […]
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September 24, 2023

Don’t Go See Porndogs: The Adventures of Sadie, You’ve Been Warned

You can go ahead and read this article, but don’t watch the film, just don’t do it. I know, you’ll say “but I like bad […]
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August 23, 2023

Ultraman Zero: Revenge of Belial 

Ultraman Zero: Revenge of Belial appears to have been filmed entirely in front of a green screen. It could have been made in someone’s basement. […]
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August 13, 2023

The Baron Against The Demons: An Eye-Popping Adventure both Literally And Figuratively

Let’s see, what are we shoving in the blender today? We’re gonna need a full cup of Buckaroo Banzai, four tablespoons of freshly grated Catholicism, […]
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July 26, 2023

The Strange Career of Ulli Lommel

  You may not have heard of Ulli Lommel, but he is one interesting, little rabbit hole that can swiftly whisk you away into a strange […]
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July 12, 2023

Mazinkaiser SKL and Me

Mazinkaiser SKL and Me If you are looking for your daily dose of mechanized testosterone, you could do worse than pumping a few CCs of […]
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July 5, 2023

Something About Freedom, The Spider-Verse And Michelangelo

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (2023), Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022), and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) all share a common focus. […]
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June 28, 2023

Hiroyuki Imaishi’s "Dead Leaves:" A Visual Assault On Your Sanity

Dead Leaves is the very definition of style over substance, but don't let that stop you from seeing it. The style is so compelling, you […]
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June 21, 2023

"Black Devil Doll From Hell" and "Black Devil Doll"

It’s not easy to make a movie. It’s really very, very hard, so maybe cut Chester Novell Turner a little slack. When he set out […]
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May 28, 2023

"Afro Samurai: Resurrection," Cool Looking Crap is Still Crap

Afro Samurai: Resurrection is a hyper-stylized anime film from 2008. It’s half hip-hop and half chanbara. Unfortunately, it includes the worst of both worlds. It […]
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May 7, 2023

Had Enough of “Woke” Cinema? “Avenger Dogs Christmas” Is For You!

Are you tired of movies that constantly harp on racism? Movies that are not in line with good Christian values? Do you stand in defiance […]
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April 19, 2023

Favorite Scenes No.31: "Thirty Days of Night"

David Slade made 30 Days of Night in 2007. It is a flawed movie, with a flawed ending, but it has a few strengths. Firstly, […]
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April 9, 2023

The Blurry Line Between Documentary And Fiction Film

Fiction and non-fiction films are often separated into mutually exclusive categories, but the boundaries between the two are not so clear. When you see Ryan […]
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April 2, 2023

An Open Letter To Super Villains

So, you want to take over the world, or perhaps the universe? Have you ever stopped to think what it would be like to rule […]
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March 5, 2023

Placing Kiarostami’s "And Life Goes On" In Context

I’m not sure why Kiarostami objected to positioning his three films, Where is The Friends House?, And Life Goes On, and Through The Olive Trees […]
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January 4, 2023

Shahram Mokri’s Innovative Fish and Cat

I have seen four films that were shot in one take:Victoria, Russian Ark, The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open, and now Shahram Mokri's […]
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December 28, 2022

Ken Russel’s The Fall Of The Louse Of Usher

Twenty minutes into Ken Russell’s The Fall Of The Louse Of Usher, I was ready to turn it off. It’s shot on low-quality video using […]
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