The two sides of Shintaro Katsu

I first encountered the actor Shintaro Katsu back in 2002 when I picked up the first two movies in his long, defining series about the blind masseur/master swordsman Zatoichi. Although Katsu had a long and prolific career (IMDb lists 119 titles in 35 years of acting), having made 25 features about Zatoichi between 1962 and […]

Blasts from the past

Gordon Parks’ The Learning Tree (1969): Criterion Blu-ray review

Winter viewing 3: Severin and Fractured Visions

Late winter viewing, part one

John Murray Anderson’s King of Jazz (1930): Criterion Blu-ray review