Category: Notes

"Rennosuke and the Three Light Sabers"

Watch a Kabuki interpretation of Kylo Ren’s story, “Rennosuke and the Three Light Sabers” right here. Rennosuke stars famed Kabuki actor Ichikawa Ebizo XI as Rennosuke / Kylo Ren. (Ichikawa has also performed in films and you might remember him from Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2011), Over […]

“Why We Relate to Batman”

At the Comics Professor, friend of the Gutter Mark D. White considers why and how we related to Batman. “Batman’s ongoing struggles with moral inconsistency provide us with a point of reference to consider our own. Most of us have a concept of the good we want to […]

Remembering Yuen Hua

At Ask For The Moon, Meredith Lewis remembers Hong Kong film icon, Yuen Hua. “’He’s gorgeous!’ said my Mum, boggling at Yueh Hua playing the titular role in The Lizard. ‘He’s warm, funny, and he’s really really good.’”