Vanity Fair interviews the legendary James Hong. “My parents obviously wanted me to be something other than an actor. I said, ‘I’ll be an engineer,” because I like to build things.’ I went into the Army for the Korean War. After two years of that, I didn’t know […]
SCMP has a nice piece on the history of Shaw Brothers’ Studio’s Movietown as it is slated to become apartments and “villas.” “Shaw Brothers’ Movietown studio complex in Hong Kong’s Sai Kung district is being transformed into a residential enclave, a decade after production ceased at the birthplace […]
For Switcheroo Month, we were given basically infinite freedom to write about something outside our usual beat OR something reputable (rather than disreputable) OR both, and I barely knew what to do with myself. At first I thought I should tackle an Indian art film—parallel cinema, it is […]
Our friends at the Feminine Critique podcast watch Toshio Matsumoto’s Funeral Parade of Roses (1969) and Macoto Tezuka’s The Legend of the Stardust Brothers (1985). “There will be rock zombies!” Listen here.
“The Instagram account Looney Tunes Backgrounds has compiled over 900 backdrops from the legendary cartoon, going all the way back to the ’30s, so now we can all take a thoughtful look at them. What’s interesting is that without the flickering back and forth of cartoons, these painted […]
At Manor Vellum, Sara Century looks at Edgar Allan Poe’s work adapted on film. This week she’s all about giallo Poe. Read more here.