Ko-Fi Request: ‘Pandora and the Flying Dutchman’

This article was based on a request from one of my patrons on ko-fi. For $3, you can recommend a film for me to watch and write an article about! Visit this link if interested! “Weird” isn’t the word you use to describe most UK studio pictures of the 1950s. Great as many of these Continue reading Ko-Fi Request: ‘Pandora and the Flying Dutchman’

Ko-Fi Request: Monochrome Dreaming in ‘His Motorbike, Her Island’

This article was based on a request from one of my patrons on ko-fi. For $3, you can recommend a film for me to watch and write an article about! Visit this link if interested! Nobuhiko Obayashi’s His Motorbike, Her Island starts small. The film’s first images are tiny and squareish black-and-white, dwarfed by large Continue reading Ko-Fi Request: Monochrome Dreaming in ‘His Motorbike, Her Island’

Ko-Fi Request: ‘The Happiness of the Katakuris’

This article was based on a request from one of my patrons on ko-fi. For $3, you can recommend a film for me to watch and write an article about! Visit this link if interested! Did you know Takashi Miike made a musical in 2001? Me neither! Honestly, I’m surprised it took me so long Continue reading Ko-Fi Request: ‘The Happiness of the Katakuris’

Ko-Fi Request: The Unique Editing of ‘Speed Racer’

This article was based on a request from one of my patrons on ko-fi. For $3, you can recommend a film for me to watch and write an article about! Visit this link if interested! For a film that was derided upon its release ten years ago for being childishly hyperactive and frantic, the Wachowski Continue reading Ko-Fi Request: The Unique Editing of ‘Speed Racer’

A Jewish Perspective on ‘BlacKkKlansman’

“If I am not for myself, who is for me? And when I am for myself, what am ‘I’? And if not now, when?” “Jewish? I dunno, am I?” You probably recognize the former quote, even if you don’t know its origin. It’s a saying by Jewish Talmudic thinker Hillel, one of the most significant figures in Continue reading A Jewish Perspective on ‘BlacKkKlansman’