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 […]
In the evening of August 12, 2015, a series of deadly explosions tore through the east of Tianjin, a major city some 200 kilometers away from the Chinese capital, and shook the nearby area like an earthquake. Stunned locals—many bleeding profusely from wounds inflicted by shards of broken […]
Foes & Families: Love & Friendship, Lady Susan, and How Jane Austen’s Victorian Family Built a Squeaky-Clean Celebrity Brand
To talk about the 2016 film Love & Friendship we have to tell the story of Lady Susan, the Jane Austen novella it’s based off of. At the time of Austen’s death, this early work was both unpublished and untitled. Thus changing the name for the film seems […]
At The Feminine Critique Emily and Christine watch The First Power and Blood Creek. “Welcome to this super occult and horse-stomping heavy episode, where Christine humors Emily on a trip back through memory lane for 1990’s The First Power and Emily humors Christine’s weird fascination with 2008’s Blood […]
At The Anarcho-Geek Review, Sadie the Goat ranks fictional detectives by how much guilt she, as an Anarchist, feels for loving them.
At The Toast, Mo Moulton watches Downton Abbey and discusses its portrayal of Neville Chamberlain. “Here, then, is Neville Chamberlain in 1925. He is fulfilling the expectations set by an extraordinary political family. His father, Joseph Chamberlain, ran a screw factory in Birmingham, where he became passionate about […]