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Kick Out the Jams! – Nikkatsu’s Stray Cat Rock Series – By Tom Mes

Nikkatsu is the oldest of Japan’s major film studios. Shochiku may pride itself on its longevity, celebrating its centennial in 2005 with much ado, but it was only a theatre … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

R100 is a comedy that plays without a safe word . by By Katie Rife

It’s easier to define what R100 isn’t than what it is. First of all, despite the presence of ninja dominatrices, it’s not a steamy thriller, and the raincoat crowd should … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tokyo Story: No 4 best arthouse film of all time. by David Thomson

It’s dangerous to start watching Japanese cinema, because the world is so extensive and dazzling you may quickly develop a taste for nothing but Japanese films. Is there a romance … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Picaresque Pasolini By DAVID MERMELSTEIN

Pier Paolo Pasolini remains one of cinema’s most controversial figures. Though other Italian filmmakers who emerged after World War II—including Roberto Rossellini,Federico Fellini and Michelangelo Antonioni—also provoked audiences, none did so as pointedly as Pasolini, … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · 6 Comments

GATLING GOOD Elements for a Good Gun Action in a Movie

The Governator vetoes a bill. “She weighs one hundred fifty kilograms and fires two hundred dollar custom-tooled cartridges at 10,000 rounds per minute. It costs four hundred thousand dollars to … Continue reading

July 18, 2014 · Leave a comment