Jet Li’s Chang Mo-Kei has been struck by the Jinx Palm, blocking his chi, destroying his ability to perform kung fu and causing him to need constant infusions of chi from Taoist priest Chang San-Fung (Sammo Hung). But Chang can only be cured by a massive infusion of […]
Some fine writing about Max Öphuls’ The Reckless Moment by Sovay: “There’s the heart of the story, Lucia and Martin and Lucia’s family. Their relationship is unlike anything I have seen in a film noir. Lucia is unlike anyone I have seen in a film noir. A conventional housewife […]
Friend of the Gutter Sara Century writes a history of Mary Shelley in pop culture for SyFy. “There’s no denying that Mary Shelley led a fascinating life. She was the child of two prominent political writers, one of whom was a renowned proto-feminist who died shortly after childbirth. […]
Horror Editor Angela isn’t available this week for her regularly scheduled shot of sweet horror analysis. We assume she’s spelunking with her friends in an old, creature-infested cave system or perhaps even taking a tour of hell. Though she’s most likely watching all the 12th Doctor episodes of […]
The Hollywood Reporter has a piece on new film adaptations of Jin Yong / Louis Cha’s wuxia novels. Plus, HK film industry folk discuss Cha’s importance to them. (Via Colin Geddes).
It’s hot and the cottonwoods are seeding. The fluff is falling like snow and drifting in piles all over. That might make it seem like the start some kind of idyllic tale set in the West. There could be taciturn people brought together by loss and love. Or […]