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Black Society Trilogy (Takashi Miike, 1995-1999)

“Takashi Miike’s loosely linked examinations of social ostracization and criminality get reasonably robust transfers and a few solid supplements from Arrow Video.” Read the entire review on Slant Magazine.

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10 Most Fearsome Films Since 2000

In conjunction with Slant Magazine‘s recent 25 Best Horror Films of the Aughts, to which I contributed three capsule reviews, I hereby submit my original list of the 10 Best, alongside 10 Honorable Mentions. Films under consideration did not by … Continue reading

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Capsule Reviews: June 21 – 23

The Phantom Carriage (Victor Sjöström, 1920) – 3.5/5 Sjöström’s silent morality play proves a classic example of style over substance (and not in the pejorative sense). Based on a popular novel written as a hygienic diatribe against “consumption” (TB, not … Continue reading

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Capsule Reviews: June 17 – 20

Spies (Fritz Lang, 1928) – 4/5 In effect remaking his own Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler (1922), Lang interlards rip-roaring action pieces—the most impressive among them, a third-act train wreck—with a pretty conventional “romance between opposing sides” subplot, which never takes … Continue reading

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