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 […]
Silent Toronto‘s Eric Veillette takes a look at censorship and the Ontario Censor Board from 1911 till now.
“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 […]
Wise Kwai reviews, Shadow of the Naga / Nak Prok, and talks a little about the film’s legal problems and the fear of a Buddhist backlash.
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 […]
Grady Hendrix muses on the alternate cuts of films for different festivals, different countries and different regions. “A million different earths, and on every one of them, an alternate cut of Days of Being Wild.”