O'GRADY FILM

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Review: Flesh+Blood

Following Rutger Hauer’s death earlier this year, I bought several of his more obscure films, and tonight, I finally got around to...

Review: Depraved

Many classic “midnight movies” inhabit the gray area between art and schlock, and Glass Eye Pix’s Depraved is no exception; indeed, this...

Review: First Love

[The following review contains MAJOR SPOILERS; please proceed with caution!] Takashi Miike has always had a penchant for bending,...

Review: The Hunger

I’ve been meaning to watch Tony Scott’s The Hunger for quite some time now (ever since his untimely death, at the very least), and as...

Review: Promare

[Minor SPOILERS below; you have been warned!] The tropes and conventions of that distinctly Japanese flavor of sci-fi/action are fairly...

Review: One Cut of the Dead

The best Japanese filmmakers have always exhibited a talent for putting unique spins on familiar storytelling structures. The Zatoichi...

Review: Face to Face

Just got back in from my final screening of Metrograph’s “Shaw Sisters” retrospective: Face to Face, a Chinese/Japanese coproduction that...

Review: The Twin Bracelets

Metrograph’s “Shaw Sisters” retrospective—a special program of Shaw Brothers productions helmed by female directors—has entered its final...

Review: The Siamese Twins

Here in the United States, Shaw Bros. is most famous for such martial arts epics as One-Armed Swordsman, Come Drink with Me, and Five...

Review: Jokyo

Caught a screening of Jokyo. Metrograph is showing this omnibus film as part of an ongoing Machiko Kyo retrospective, but all three of...

Review: NIGHT CRUISING

For my sixth and final screening of Japan Cuts 2019, I saw NIGHT CRUISING, a documentary that depicts a blind man’s attempt at directing...

Review: Jeux de plage

Japan Cuts has reached its penultimate day, and although I’m terribly exhausted following a long week at work, I still intend to sample...

Review: Samurai Shifters

For my third Japan Cuts screening of 2019, I saw Samurai Shifters, a period comedy about a clan that is forced to repeatedly relocate...

Review: Ten Years Japan

Just got back in from my second Japan Cuts screening, Ten Years Japan—a significantly more somber and thematically dense affair than the...

 

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