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October 25, 2021

Social Psychology In Mehrjui’s Gaav (The Cow)

The first two-thirds of Dariush Mehrjui’s film Gaav (The Cow) feel’s like a biblical parable. It is not predictable, but it feels like it’s going to be. […]
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October 24, 2021

Favorite Scenes №10: The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

Nathan Juran released his fantasy adventure extravaganza, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, in 1958. The movie provided Ray Harryhausen an opportunity to showcase the stop motion skills […]
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October 23, 2021

Gorod Zero: Hidden Soviet Era Gem

Michael Palin enters a banal, bureaucratic looking office where sits John Cleese behind a desk.Palin: Is this the right room for an argument?Cleese: I’ve told […]
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October 23, 2021

Damiano’s Pornographic Hamlet

Luca Damiano’s pornographic retelling of Shakespeare’s Hamlet strays slightly from the plot of the original but there is an effort to retain the wit and meter of […]
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October 23, 2021

Brace Yourself For Hanuman vs. 7 Ultraman

Hanuman vs. Seven Ultraman has to be the most bizarre mixture of sacred and profane, I’ve ever seen. A Western equivalent might be something like Jesus vs. […]
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October 23, 2021

The Crimson Bat, Blind Swordswoman Series

The Crimson Bat series is based on a manga character created by Teruo Tanashita. There are four films in all. The first two were directed […]
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October 23, 2021

Watari, the Ninja Boy

It is best not to approach Watari The Ninja Boy as narrative. It appears as if the writers intended there to be a chronological story, but it is not discernible. […]
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October 23, 2021

Revenge Of The Virgins, Or How I Got Hoodwinked Into Making A Nudie Film!

Ed Wood didn’t make movies for people to watch, he made movies for him to sell. Marx called it the difference between “use value” and […]
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October 23, 2021

Favorite Scenes №9: Ran

​In 1985 Akira Kurosawa finished his grand-scale opus, Ran. The film is his interpretation of Shakespeare’s King Lear. It is full of spectacular imagery, ornate […]
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October 22, 2021

Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me About Parents?

I surf around on Reddit and Letterbox, I subscribe to Kanopy and Criterion, I’ve got Hulu and HBO, why haven’t I ever heard of Bob Balaban’s Parents? Holy Shit, it’s a kick in the teeth! A hard […]
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October 22, 2021

The Ultraman Story

When I was a freshman in college and I first walked into Miller Dining Hall I saw something I had never seen before. There was […]
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October 22, 2021

The Abnormal Woman

The Abnormal Woman was directed by George Rodgers in 1969. It was filmed without sound and has narration dubbed over it. It came out just […]
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October 22, 2021

György Pálfi’s Hukkle

The world of cinema is most often constructed out of three shots: the wide shot, the medium shot, and the close-up. It’s a relative analog to […]
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October 22, 2021

Buddha, Japan’s Answer to The Ten Commandments

​When Cecil B Demille made The Ten Commandments he made at least some effort to stay true to his source material. It may not be […]
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October 22, 2021

3 Sleazy Movies About Adam and Eve: A Comparison

The story of Adam and Eve has been told and retold, interpreted, and analyzed but what the scripture and the analyses leave out is the […]
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October 22, 2021

Before ET There Was Meba The Supersonic Saucer

The Supersonic Saucer is a children’s movie made by the Children’s Film Foundation in 1956. It’s a British film directed by Guy Fergusson. I started watching […]
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October 22, 2021

György Pálfi’s Taxidermia

After you recover from the shock of the opening scene you realize you will need to recalibrate your surrealism scale if you are going to […]
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October 21, 2021

The Beast With A Million Eyes

The Beast With A Million Eyes is not like your standard, 50s, sci-fi, flick despite its being made by your standard, 50s, sci-fi, flick filmmakers. Roger […]
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October 21, 2021

A Little About Andy Warhol’s Films

“His genius was in his way of looking at things, at singling out common objects for extraordinary examination. But the idea of looking at a […]
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October 21, 2021

Situationist International and Thermroc

In May of 1968, France came to a standstill. The economy ceased to function the president fled the country and a huge percentage of the […]
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October 21, 2021

Favorite Scenes №7: A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire was the result of a confluence of great talent. Elia Kazan directed it for Warner Brothers in 1951. The screenplay was written […]
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October 20, 2021

The Erotic Adventures of Pinocchio

The original story of Pinocchio was written by Carlo Collodi in 1883. Since then it has been retold in hundreds of different incarnations. If you go to […]
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October 20, 2021

Barbara Loden’s Wanda

Wanda is a bleak film. Imagine if you asked Bela Tarr to remake Bonnie and Clyde. There is no release, no redemption, not even an annihilation, […]
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October 20, 2021

The Nine Demons: Black Magic Kung Fu

​The Nine Demons was directed by Cheh Chang in 1984. Chang may not be a household name in America but he is a prominent figure in […]
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