Tag: Kaneto Shindo

The Artful Crimes of the Black Lizard (1962)

ā€œIf you’re the perfect detective, then the perfect criminal must be out there.ā€ ~ Mrs. Midorikawa The world would be a better place if there were more artful crimes, renowned detective Akechi Kogoro tells us in the opening of The Black Lizard (1962). There are too many heinous […]

“Onibaba: Women at War”

Friend of the Gutter Kimberly Lindbergs writes about Kaneto Shindo’s anti-war horror classic, Onibaba. “The film begins with a vicious murder. While making their way through a dense field of tall grass, two fugitive samurai are impaled on spears by hidden aggressors. Their killers are women who strip […]