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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 7, 2021

Vibrations — What If Bergman Made A Nudie Film?

Vibrations was written and directed by Joseph Sarno. During his 40 year career, Sarno directed 125 films, 75 of which he also wrote. In the 1960s […]
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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

The Value of Viy

Viy is unconventionally wonderful. As a horror film it isn’t scary, as a character portrait it is a little shallow, and as a morality play it […]
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October 7, 2021

The Unfulfilled Potential of The Wall

Julian Roman Polser’s 2013 film The Wall is frustrating. It has an interesting premise, a beautiful location and some very nice cinematography but it is all but […]
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October 7, 2021

Lichtenstein & Camus At The Movies Volume 7

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October 6, 2021

Lichtenstein & Camus At The Movies Volume 6

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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 6, 2021

Three Movements, Three Adjectives: Surreal, Absurd, Magic Realist

In Defense of Meaning There is surely an irony in trying to define three words each of which stems from movements that problematized meaning. All […]
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October 5, 2021

The Incredible Shrinking Man Is Much More Than A B-Movie

When I sat down to watch the Incredible Shrinking Man I was expecting a typical Roger Corman style B-movie or a Rod Serling style Twilight Zone episode. The novel, The […]
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October 5, 2021

Ildikó Enyedi’s On Body And Soul

White is not a color. White is generated by the presence of the full spectrum of visible light. Figuratively, white can be seen as a […]
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October 5, 2021

Samira Makhmalbaf’s The Two Legged Horse

At first, The Two Legged Horse feels like a set-up for a reasonably conventional film about two young boys coming of age in Afghanistan. It has the look […]
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October 5, 2021

Sex Wars: A Pornographic Parody of Star Wars, Sort Of

Sex Wars presents itself as a pornographic parody of Star Wars but that isn’t really what it is. For starters, the plot is based on a Star Trek episode from […]
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October 5, 2021

Schoolgirl Report Series: Germany's Guilty Pleasure

Ah! The School Girl Report series from Germany, sigh. There are 14 of these gems spanning the entirety of the 70’s, the golden decade of […]
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October 5, 2021

Lichtenstein & Camus At The Movies Volume 5

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October 5, 2021

The Whip vs. Satan

The film opens with footage of The Whip cracking his trademark weapon on the steps of an Aztec pyramid. As he gives the air around […]
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October 4, 2021

Long Before Come And See Klimov Made Welcome, Or No Trespassing

In 1964 the First Secretary of the Communist Party of the USSR, Nikita Khrushchev, was “dismissed” and replaced by Leonid Brezhnev. Meanwhile, director Elem Klimov […]
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October 4, 2021

Assignment Terror

Yes, Assignment Terror is campy, that’s why I watched it, but it wasn’t just a low-budget Spanish horror film, it was also incredibly stupid. When you sit […]
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October 4, 2021

A Visual Summary of Star Slammer:

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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 4, 2021

20 Great Movie Posters You’ve Never Seen Before

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October 4, 2021

Chatterbox And Other Films About Talking Vaginas

There are authors who say that their books write themselves. It’s due to a kind of momentum that is initiated by the creation of the […]
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October 4, 2021

The Red Phallus: A Harrowing Film From Bhutan

The Red Phallus is a brutal film. It treats its characters in a blunt matter of fact manner, where there is little room for rationalizations, […]
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October 4, 2021

War of The Wizards

In 1978 Japanese director Sadamasa Arikawa and Hong Kong director Mei Chun Chang met up in Taiwan to create the international extravaganza War of the Wizards. […]
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