Tag: historicals

Interview with Kim Eun-hee

Screenwriter and producer Kim Eun-hee talks about making The Kingdom, her series about politics and zombies in the Joseon Dynasty. “I like zombie stories and tried to find plenty of shows and movies, but after watching them I would often find the sight of zombies moving in flocks […]

Epically Epic: Sikandar (1941)

  It’s not terribly high in historical accuracy, but Sikandar is wonderful to behold and thoroughly thought-provoking about empire and political virtue from pre-Independence India. Sikandar manages to be completely entertaining while still indulging in lesson-dispensing from Aristotle, who as the film opens is in Persia with Sikandar […]

“Pacifist Samurai Film”

The Japan Times interviews Shinya Tsukamoto about his new film, Killing. “’As I took in the current state of the world, I had an urge to let out (the film) like a scream. The act of killing in the Edo Period (1603-1868) was quite normal. I found many […]