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Marcus Nispel's Conan the Barbarian

Today I watched Marcus Nispel’s Conan the Barbarian (2011)

So I already discussed how the original 1982 was a classic and a masterpiece in its own right, so how does this remake-in-name-only hold up? 461 more words

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John Milius' Conan the Barbarian

Today I watched John Milius’ Conan the Barbarian (1982)


John Milius is one of the rare Hollywood republicans and as such has faced much difficulty in making films. 319 more words

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Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away

Today I watched Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away (2001)

Hayao Miyazaki is something of an anomaly in the film making world.  As a director of what are ostensibly animated family films he shows uncharacteristic restraint and a meditative style unlike anything else in the genre.   280 more words

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Korea's Bucheon Festival Makes Case For Genre Movies, Indie Movement

Genre films come to the fore this week in Korea as the 19th edition of the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival gets underway on the outskirts of Seoul. 418 more words

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Fantasia 2015 Review: The Arti: The Adventure Begins

Martial-arts fighters with lightning moves, the clang of swords, the whoosh of garments, special effects and. . . puppets?

Does that ring a bell? Fantasia International Film Festival veterans might remember a wonderful gem from Taiwan called The Legend of the Sacred Stone. 760 more words

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David Lynch's Dune

Today I watched David Lynch’s Dune (1984)

As it is the 50th anniversary of the novel, Dune, it seems appropriate to review the film adaptation from legendary American art house director, David Lynch.   295 more words

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Siu-Tung Ching’s Duel to the Death

Today I watched Siu-Tung Ching’s Duel to the Death (1983)

In the early Eighties the sword and sorcery style of martial arts films was on its way out, soon to be replaced by films set in the modern day that recast the martial arts masters as police, criminals, and fighters of the modern world.  370 more words

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