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An Interview with TOKYO GORE POLICE Director Yoshihiro Nishimura

In September 2008, Yoshihiro Nishimura visited Austin, Texas where his film Tokyo Gore Police (Tôkyô zankoku keisatsu) won the first place prize in the AMD Next Wave competition at Fantastic … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

Nobuhiko Obayashi’s House

HAUSU Seven nubile young schoolgirls are plunged into a seething cauldron of supernatural shenanigans when they venture into a haunted country house, in cult director Nobuhiko Obayashi’s eye-popping, jaw-dropping and … Continue reading

July 31, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Vengeance Trilogy: Alienation and Communication in Society by Mr. Thinktank

The Vengeance Trilogy directed by Park Chan-wook evokes postmodernism filmmaking to demonstrate how revenge is born through the individual and society. Using language and alienation, Chan-wook demonstrates how vengeance can … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

GUN FU Elements for a Good Gun Action in a Movie

  Gun Fu is a catch-all term for the fancy moves Hong Kong action movie characters (and Western films inspired by said Hong Kong action movies) perform with their guns. … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

The New Cult Canon: Fallen Angels By Scott Tobias

      “Forget him, and it’s like forgetting everything. All sense of direction seems lost, like losing oneself. Forget him, and it’s like forgetting the joy of life. It’s … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Keynote: Chungking Express by Keith Phipps

  Part 1: Things in life “It’s not every day we’re gonna be the same way,” Dennis Brown sings on his 1972 reggae hit, “Things In Life.” “There must be … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ten Lessons on Filmmaking from Director Takashi Miike by Ariston Anderson

  Few directors out of Japan are as controversial as Takashi Miike, a man who has been surprising audiences for years with anything from stomach-wrenching horror films to slick yakuza … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

One Country, Two Visions: An Interview with Johnnie To by Martha P. Nochimson and Robert Cashill

    Johnnie To, born April 22, 1955, one day before Shakespeare’s presumptive birthday, has been directing, producing, and writing for television and film roughly since 1980, but the English-speaking … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · Leave a comment