Category: Reviews

Reviews of films and television formats. Short or long.

Iron Monkey

If martial arts movies or Hong Kong movies more generally are your thing, chances are you have heard of Iron Monkey. You might even...

Blind Beast

Trying to increase my #Japanuary dosage just a little bit more (also see my recent review of Irezumi), I went for Blind Beast (Môjû)...

Suddenly

Suddenly

The most outstanding bit about Suddenly (1954, Dir. Lewis Allen) is its plotline. Gangsters led by Frank Sinatra’s John Baron hold up a family...

Irezumi

Irezumi

Irezumi (japanese for tattoo), also known as Kiss of the Spider Woman, is a drama from 1966 directed by Yasuzo Masumura (Blind Beast) based...

Wild Search / Ringo Lam

Wild Search

Ringo Lam‘s Wild Search is a Hong Kong crime drama released in 1989. Out of the films of that era, it’s not among the...

Django Unchained

Quentin Tarantino‘s love for Spaghetti Westerns is well-known. Time and again, elements of Spaghetti Westerns have found a reference in his works. For instance,...

Elevator to the Gallows

“Crime doesn’t pay” is a well-defined trope explored in the world of cinema. A simpler examination of this trope could be in form of...

The Final Countdown

The Final Countdown

While US Senator Chapman (Charles Durning), his love interest and secretary Laurel Scott (Katharine Ross) and an advisor take a break from politics on...