What if James Bond went to Bombay in the late 1970s and wasn’t so much a secret agent as a stylist and interior designer for a particularly aesthetics-oriented villain? The plot of Shaan has very little to do with any of the Bond films that I can remember. […]
Bust looks at four women horror owes a lot to: Daphne du Maurier, Ida Lupino, Paula Maxa and Alice Guy-Blaché.
At Crime Reads, Eleni Theodoropoulos writes about Scooby Doo, Where are You? “Fifty years ago, on September 13, 1969, Scooby Doo, Where Are You! premiered on CBS. The premise of the show was always the same: whether it was a ghost, a phantom, a ghoul, or a poltergeist, […]
Hey, it’s Winnie-the-Pooh, but he’s in Russian in these three Soviet era animated stories by Fyodor Khitruk and Boris Zakhoder! (Thanks, Ed!)
Enjoy children’s book writer Eduard Uspensky’s Cheburashka in all his glory in this subtitled, stop-motion short, “Cheburashka and Crocodile Gena!” It’s like Rankin & Bass’ American puppet-mation Christmas specials, but Soviet.
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 […]