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October 13, 2021

Shin’ya Tsukamoto’s Hiruko The Goblin

This is not your typical Shin’ya Tsukamoto film. If you’ve seen the two Tetsuo films, don’t expect something as intense or insane as that. Hiruko The […]
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October 11, 2021

Electric Dragon 80.000 V

As a film, Electric Dragon 80.000 V is a bizarre onslaught of sound and fury. As a Japanese film, it’s not that out of the ordinary. With […]
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October 7, 2021

A Comparison of The Turin Horse and The Naked Island

Kaneto Shindo released The Naked Island in 1960. A half century later later Bela Tarr released The Turin Horse. Both films have minimal dialogue. Both feature two people […]
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October 7, 2021

Godzilla vs. Hedora: Not Your Typical Kaiju Fare

Considering the iconic status Godzilla already had in the 1960s it would have been intimidating for any director to be tasked with making the next […]
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October 6, 2021

Tomu Uchida’s Beautiful Film Love, Thy Name Be Sorrow

Love, Thy Name Be Sorrow is based on a Japanese folktale. It is not a hero’s journey but Joseph Campbell would recognize the narrative elements involving […]
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October 4, 2021

The Golden Bat Phenomenon

​I wish I had seen The Golden Bat when I was ten years old. It would have become my new religion. The film is just chock full […]
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October 3, 2021

Two Film Adaptions of Botan Dōrō, Japan’s Favorite Ghost Story

The Botan Dōrō story originally came to Japan in a Chinese collection of ghost stories by Qu You. It is a classic tale of doomed lovers who […]
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October 2, 2021

Latitude Zero: Come For The Costumes Stay For The Pansexual S&M Subtext

​Latitude Zero has a plot and it has action but all that pales in comparison to the costumes, sets, and fetishy undertone of the film. Men […]
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September 30, 2021

Crazy Love: Queer Dada

You have to be in the right frame of mind to face down the movie Crazy Love. Its overall attitude is best summed up as “Fuck […]
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September 27, 2021

The Way Lone Wolf Sheathes His Sword

When Lone Wolf is finished dealing out death he positions his sword at the mouth of his scabbard through a beautiful series of swipes that […]
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