Tag: historicals

“Unbalanced Horror Theater: A Mummy’s Love”

Breakfast in the Ruins considers Seijun Suzuki’s 1973 contribution to the horror anthology series, Unbalanced Horror Theater: “A Mummy’s Love.” “In terms of its creative ambition and production values, this series seems to have represented something akin to a Japanese take on the BBC’s celebrated Ghost Stories for […]

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 […]