Episode 18: Twenty-Four Eyes

Prepare to wipe those tears!  This episode has us looking at a golden classic of post-war (1954 was the film’s year of release, to be...

The Story Of Qiu Ju (China, 1992)

Before the epics, before the over-blown spectacles, and long before the ostentatious pageantry, Zhang Yimou was one of China’s great neorealist directors.  His films gave...

I Saw the Devil (South Korea, 2010)

Although the New Korean Cinema dream team of director Kim Ji-woon and leading man Lee Byung-hun has already explored the theme of revenge with their...

Princess Raccoon (Japan, 2005)

Popular thought dictates that the films of Seijun Suzuki are difficult, obtuse, and illogical works that exist in a very aestheticized universe.  Watch a few...

Episode 17: Return of the 5 Deadly Venoms

aka Crippled Avengers, aka Avengers Handicapped, aka Mortal Combat.  Yes, it’s going to be one of those mixed up film title episodes again… On the...

Three Times (Taiwan, 2005)

The films of the Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien have dealt alternately with the tumultuous periods of Taiwan’s past and the pressing problems of its present,...

Take Aim at the Police Van (Japan, 1960)

Seijun Suzuki’s hard-boiled crime thriller Take Aim at the Police Van is so keen to deliver on the promise of its provocative title that the...

Tekkonkinkreet (Japan, 2006)

The first time I saw Tekkonkinkreet, it was the second film of a four part anime all-nighter at the London Sci-fi festival in the summer...