Tag: 1980s

No Place in Space

To the Stars By Hard Ways (Cherez ternii k zvyozdam, 1981) was based on Kirill Bulychev’s short story, A Difficult Child. In that story, a young humanoid (male, in this case) is found in space, part of a group of similar aliens who have been sent to Earth […]

It’s Called Gettin’ Down

There was a period, brief but real, when we paid to see television shows in the theater instead of watching them for free on, you know, television. This started back when some crafty producer would take a couple episodes of a TV show and splice them into a […]

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.’”

“It’s Time to Break Up Disney”

Matt Stoller writes about the consequences of the new Disney and why it should be broken up. “The new Disney is more a private equity group than studio, collecting brands and using them to bargain aggressively with partners, suppliers and consumers. Imperial Disney is the result not of […]

Interview with John Waters

The BFI has an interview with the Pope of Trash, John Waters! “There’s nothing that’s ‘good bad taste’, it’s all just ‘bad bad taste’. It’s almost not worth being remarked on. I think it’s hard for anything to be so bad it’s good anymore. My films were made […]