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 […]
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 […]
Open Culture has a list of Akira Kurosawa’s favorite films. Well, at least 100 of them. (There are probably more).
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.’”
Horror Editor Angela is enjoying her early birthday present of another classic born in 1977, Nobuhiko Obayashi’s Hausu, but she is doing so with a new, learned perspective of how much the social and political landscape of post-war Japan informed the utterly bizarre, gory Pee-Wee’s Playhouse of haunted […]
Listen in awe and horror as Godzilla rises from Lake Michigan and Chicago is threatened with alien invasion!