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

Project Update: my part’s done …

Fractured dream: Georges Franju’s Spotlight on a Murderer (1961)

The good and the bad of Warner Brothers

Recent Viewing: April and May, part one