Tag: censorship

25 Horror Comics Proving Wertham Right (Not Really)

Over at Dork Forty, Mark puts up a gallery of harrowing pre-Comics Code horror comics: “In spite of Frederick Wertham’s claims in his legendary anti-funnybook screed Seduction of the Innocent, reading lurid comics featuring gruesome images of horror is cathartic, natural, and (most important) fun! For the whole damn […]

Jia Zhangke Speaks Out Against Cenorship in China

“The only reason that we cannot make genre movies is the barrier that censorship sets.” Jia Zhangke says more here.  Meanwhile a leaked diplomatic document gives  some insight as to whose taste is being served in recent Chinese historical epics.  Xi Jinping admires American World War II dramas:  “Some […]

Monks with Guns

There are no bulletproof monks in Nak Prok/Shadow of the Naga. In fact there are some remarkably violent novices who’ve hidden stolen money in a monastery and have to get it out again. Wise Kwai has the trailer and a discussion of Nak Prok and the new Thai […]