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Daily Archives: May 11, 2015

Weird means ‘very strange’ or ‘bizarre’ in dictionaries. Its synonyms include words like outlandish, quirky, eccentric, idiosyncratic, surreal, peculiar, odd, zany, madcap, freakish and crazy among other things. So it’s a given that ‘weird’ will mean different things to different people. For the sake of this list, let’s go towards the more outlandish and bizarre end of ‘weird’ and focus… Read more »

11 May 2015 | Features, Film Lists

During the seven year occupation following the Second World War the American military imposed an authoritarian regime of censorship on Japan’s film industry, wanting it to effectively clone Hollywood’s contemporary oeuvre. The big money stateside lay in film noir and studios such as Nikkatsu and Toei, smelling profits to be made, quickly latched onto the crime genre as an opportunity… Read more »

11 May 2015 | Features, Film Lists