Mikio Naruse

In her January 1 post, the Self-Styled Siren pays homage to the Japanese actress Hideko Takamine, who died December 28 at age 86. The Siren’s warm comments immediately sent me off to watch When a Woman Ascends the Stairs (1960), which Takamine stars in as the bar hostess Keiko. I’m slightly embarrassed to say that […]

Blasts from the past

DVD (actually Blu-Ray) of the Week: Battle Royale (2000)

Steamy Screen: The Melodramas of Gainsborough Pictures

Gerry Anderson 1929-2012

Recent viewing – video

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