Author Archives: Carol

Sex and Naps

On the surface, The Wicker Man is the story of one police constable’s attempt to scrooge up a town’s May Day revelries. Delving deeper into its waters, however, is aided by a few key texts that informed the film.

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Kuroneko

A lone samurai making his way home late at night meets a defenseless woman. So begins the horror of Kaneto ShindĂ´’s tale of ghosts, vengeance, and the wrongs visited upon women by entitled men.

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Space 1999: Aliens Are Jerks

The short-lived television program Space: 1999 taught us many things about our depressing universe. Chief among its concerns: reminding us every week that our fellow inhabitants of the galaxy are at least as awful as we are, only with magic powers. Space: 1999 taught me two valuable lessons. The first is that space is depressing and best represented by the

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Terror Beneath The Sea

Terror Beneath The Sea is a movie with a lot of charm. There are bold colors and sleek design, underwater cities built in miniature, torpedo battles, a safety-striped submarine, and even a Nehru-suited mad man

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Satan Returns

This isn’t really a Donnie Yen movie in the way Donnie Yen has been presenting himself in the last five or ten years. There is nary an open shirt, motorcycle jacket, or MMA throwdown in sight.

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