A samurai warrior goes on a killing spree in rural Wisconsin and nobody knows why, including the filmmakers, in 1983’s ‘Blood Beat.’
Killing is a movie featuring samurais that isn’t so much of a samurai movie as it is a Shinya Tsukamoto movie that has samurais in it.
Blade of the Immortal is a sprawling epic of magic and swordplay layered with complex characters.
‘Hungry Ghosts,’ co-written by Parts Unknown celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and novelist Joel Rose, is the first release from new publisher, Berger Books.
“Ninety percent of everything is crud.” – Theodore Sturgeon Hello, and welcome to “The Ten Percent,” a regular column here on Biff Bam Pop! where every other week K. Dale … Continue reading The Ten Percent: The Wild Bunch (1969)
A few weeks back I took a look at a great sequels program TIFF is running in Toronto: Second Coming: Cinema’s Greatest Sequels. And sure enough, like a Hollywood mogul … Continue reading Doubling Down 2: More of TIFF’s Best Sequels
With the release of a 4K digital restoration of the classic The Godfather Part II (1974), TIFF is putting on a great program as well. Second Coming: Cinema’s Greatest Sequels is exactly … Continue reading Doubling Down: TIFF’s Best Sequels
47 Ronin is a fictional account of a real life group of samurai that lived in 18th century Japan. This fantasy action film, which was produced by Universal Studios, and directed … Continue reading The Steampunk Granny Takes on the 47 Ronin
Many people are familiar with the historical “Forty-seven Ronin” story. It’s legendary in Japanese culture – but make no mistake to think it mythical. No, the revenge of the “Forty-seven … Continue reading Say “No” To Seppuku. Say “Yes” To Bushido And 47 Ronin #1 On The Wednesday Run – November 7, 2012
The medium of sequential storytelling, of comic books, is one that lends itself to a multitude of genres including science fiction, horror, noir and comedy. Most of those genres, when … Continue reading Yi Soon Shin: Warrior And Defender – A Compelling, If Bloody, Comic Book Story Entrenched In Real World History