So, has Dario Argento finally made a real comeback? Is it any good? Yes, he has, and yes it is. Just in case you don’t know with whom we are dealing, the briefest possible summary of Dario Argento’s track record is in order. During the 1970s, he became the undisputed maestro of Italian Giallo and
Remember the scene in Taxi Driver in which Travis Bickle first sees the teenage prostitute Iris Steensma tottering on her ten inch platform shoes in front of a cinema called Variety Photoplays? Or the montages of him driving along the neon lit forty-second street where the marquees of the Lyric or the New Amsterdam cinemas
*Warning this article contains graphic description of self-mutilation and animal cruelty, reader discretion is advised* Every year, the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network surveys citizens of each UN member state. In the “World happiness report 2021” Finland took the number one spot and Iceland the second. The rest of the Nordic counties Denmark, Sweden
Now that we have watched all four seasons of Call My Agent, some of us several times, we need something fresh from Netfilx or anywhere else to keep lockdown boredom at bay. There’s not much coming from Hollywood and absolutely nothing from the Marvel Universe. Star Wars trilogies? Insult to intelligence, an abomination to the
Discs save the day during this pandemic thing, but once it’s over, it’s back to the theatres, right? Cinemas are an integral part of our cultural identity. Nothing can beat the ritual of going to watch a film in a theatre, especially when you’re seeing something people are hesitantly or even reluctantly drawn to, like
Why wallow in filth and degradation when there’s so much beauty in Japan? Why spend time in a porn store in Kyoto instead of The Museum of Ikebana, studying the art of flower arrangement? Because it’s fun, that’s why. It’s great to gawk at outrageous dirty things, plus it’s interesting at the same time to
With a record like “FFA” by The Leather Nun containing lyrics like “I shoved my greased fist right up to your prostate” and “shit on my knuckles, pain up the ass for you” we are talking about punk, right? Twanging guitars, synthesizers recorded way too upfront and subject matters such as bestiality and shooting heroin?