Legend Of The Mountain (Shan zhong zhuan qi)

Legend Of The Mountain (Shan zhong zhuan qi) Hong Kong/Taiwan (1979) Dir. King Hu Other than in films set in the jungle, where the sound of pulsating tribal beats usually meant impending danger for the interloping white man, drums never felt scary truly until the arrival of Black Sabbath’s debut album in 1970. Nine years … Continue reading Legend Of The Mountain (Shan zhong zhuan qi)

When Marnie Was There (Omoide no Mânî)

When Marnie Was There (Omoide no Mânî) Japan (2014) Dir. Hiromasa Yonebayashi They say all good things come to an end and if the reports are true, this film could possibly mark the end for celebrated Japanese animation giants Studio Ghibli. The official word was they are on “hiatus” in the wake of the retirement … Continue reading When Marnie Was There (Omoide no Mânî)