Bust looks at four women horror owes a lot to: Daphne du Maurier, Ida Lupino, Paula Maxa and Alice Guy-Blaché.
At Forget the Film, Watch the Titles, Liselotte Doeswijk has a nice analysis of Maurice Binder’s opening titles for Dr. No. “The mid 1950s was an interesting time for title sequences. The growing popularity of the rivaling medium of television prompted film studio’s to rethink their promotion strategies. […]
Art Spiegelman writes about the history of superheroes and the rise of Fascism at The Guardian. And he includes his response to this very essay being cut from an upcoming compilation of golden age Marvel comics. “At this point, it might be worth pointing out (not out of […]
At Radio Times, there is an explanation of all the Captains Marvel. (Thanks, Ann!)
At RogerEbert.com, Matt Zoller Seitz remembers Rutger Hauer. “From his early breakthrough years in in Dutch films by one of his most important collaborators, director Paul Verhoeven, through his more recent period as an oddball elder statesman who could be menacing or sweet depending on the requirements of […]
South China Morning Post‘s Behind The Story looks at the life and work of author Louis Cha. “Bong Miquiabas speaks with Zhou Xin, SCMP political economy editor, about Louis Cha. How he grew up in the village that was the setting for Cha’s first novel, the importance of […]