Posts Tagged "cinema"

The Suspicious Death of a Minor (1975)

Every now and then I get an itch that can only be relieved by a giallo. For the uninitiated, giallo films were murder mysteries made in Italy predominantly in the early to mid 70’s. They were often very stylish with bombastic soundtracks, lurid murder scenes, beautiful women, and impressive cinematography. They were often more about […]

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Cinema Somnambulist (2016)

My appreciation for Richard Glenn Schmidt’s work has been clear on this site. I have reviewed his zine, Fang of Joy (and have appeared within it’s pages most recently), and his first book Giallo Meltdown. Cinema Somnambulist (a title I struggle to say) is his latest cinema related published work and of course I have […]

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The Hong Kong Filmography 1977-1997 (1999)

The cinema from Hong Kong’s golden era is like no other. Kinetic, bizarre, graphic, violent, brutal, artful, beautiful, hilarious, the films ran the gamut. They had higher highs and lower lows then their western counterparts during this era. Highly influential on American cinema throughout the 90’s, the films were notoriously difficult to find if you […]

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Weng’s Chop #4 (2013)

A relative newcomer to the world of zines (though the creators are old hands at the zine world), Weng’s Chop has grown from a decent sized cult fanzine to a mammoth journal worthy of anyone’s collection. Issue #4 isn’t an issue. It’s a book. Really. At 215 pages of magazine sized stock this thing is […]

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Hex a.k.a Xie (1981)

A few years ago I saw a film that blew my mind. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I needed to watch any and all films from the director. The film was The Boxer’s Omen and the director was Chih-Hung Kuei, who also directed the nasty film Corpse Mania. He was a Shaw director […]

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