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

Cronenberg, Body-Horror and The Brood (1979)

Sex-Death-Exploitation-Art

Orson Welles’ Othello (1952/55): Criterion Blu-ray review

The limits of list-making

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