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Review: Of Mice and Men

The visual style of the 1939 adaptation of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men is best described as “efficient”—nothing too fancy, but...

Review: ZVP

[The following review contains SPOILERS; YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.] I somehow missed Junya Okabe’s ZVP when it was originally released on...

Review: The Unknown

The Unknown, an unabashedly lurid silent melodrama from the director of Dracula (the Lugosi version) and Freaks, proves beyond a shadow...

Review: Inside Out 2

[The following review contains MINOR SPOILERS; YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!] Inside Out 2 is cute, charming, and—if the enthusiastic response of...

Review: Head

Star vehicles for musicians are hardly a rarity in Hollywood—after all, creatively bankrupt studio executives are perfectly willing to...

Review: In a Violent Nature

[The following review contains MINOR SPOILERS; YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!] In a Violent Nature revolves around a novel enough premise: what if...

Review: Killer’s Mission

[The following review contains MINOR SPOILERS; YOU HAVE BEEN WANRED!] Unlike Angel’s Egg and Tokyo: The Last Megalopolis, Toei’s Bounty...

Review: I Saw the TV Glow

[The following review contains MINOR SPOILERS; YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!] It’s tempting to reduce I Saw the TV Glow to its obvious stylistic...

Review: Evil Does Not Exist

[The following review contains MINOR SPOILERS; YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!] What I admire most about director Ryusuke Hamaguchi is the clarity...

Review: Dreadnaught

[The following review contains MINOR SPOILERS; YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!] Although the Criterion Channel’s description neglects to advertise...

Review: Ken (The Sword)

[The following review contains MAJOR SPOILERS; YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!] Kenji Misumi’s Ken (or The Sword, if you prefer translated titles)...

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