The idea of an Italian thriller called Giallo existing as early as 1934 sounds like it would really shake up everything we know about the filone, but really it doesn't change much.
Perhaps most interesting about the film is that the meta-narrative of it was then repeated in what is more commonly known as the first giallo 'The Girl Who Knew Too Much'. In Camerini's Giallo we follow the story of a woman who obsessed with the books of Edgar…
This movie contains to many paradoxes that it begins to hurt my head.
It's absolutely beautiful to look at, yet in a sense feels cheap. It's way too dark for a blockbuster film, and yet contains too much camp to be taken seriously. It's probably Tim Burton's biggest budget film and still almost stands as his nastiest. It also sucks as a Batman movie. Who the hell was this film for?!
The gothy sensibilities in me really fall for a…
Can't say that I really knew what to expect when sitting down to watch this movie. I knew that it was supposedly 'completely unlike Miike', but considering that is in itself the mark of Miike's filmography I still didn't have a grasp of what it was going to be.
The best way that I can think to describe it is by saying that it's as if Werner Herzog made a live adaptation of a Hayao Miyazaki film. The ecological themes…
So I slept on this movie for years and upon seeing it I've come to regret that. Modern J-horror is really quite hit and miss for me, and I don't have anything like the affinity for it that I do for the 50s and 60s stuff, but every now and again I see a film that lives up to those.
The reason I finally got around to seeing this was mostly because of the UK news lately about a teen…