March 8, 2007
Midnight Eye. 3/07.Just weeks after Midnight Eye readers voted Linda Linda Linda their favorite film of 2006 - and by a comfortable margin, too - Tom Mes interviews director Nobuhiro Yamashita. Also new at Midnight Eye, Dean Bowman: "Kwaidan harks back to a time when the ghost story was not a vehicle for delivering as many gore-ridden shocks to the audience as possible, but was concerned with creating a dense emotional atmosphere, rich in poignant moments of sadness and a pervasive sense of loss." Nicholas Rucka argues that Shadow Hunters "shelves any real sense of contemporary political criticism by means of a period genre film for something of a standard story. Which is too bad, because the film could've benefited from something sharper of a critique like, say, Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance does."
Posted by dwhudson at March 8, 2007 3:03 PM