Tag: Japanese

The Concierge

The Concierge

Archikulture Digest

An all-animal department store caters to the high-end clientele in this superb Japanese cartoon. The Concierge was part of the 2024 Florida Film Festival, an Oscar®-qualifying festival now in its 33rd year.

Shonen Knife

Shonen Knife

Music Reviews

Sweet Candy Power (Good Charamel Records). Review by Carl F. Gauze.

Heroic Purgatory

Screen Reviews

A confusing and idiosyncratic movie about a communist cell in 1950’s Japan and where they ended up in 1970.

Pray For Death

Pray For Death

Screen Reviews

Pray For Death’s protagonist goes total Kung Fu on the bad guys leaving us with a weird mix of On the Waterfront meets Ran.

Key of Life

Screen Reviews

A failed actor swaps places with a professional killer who then falls in love with a driven woman in this plot driven romantic comedy from Japan.

Sanguivorous

Sanguivorous

Screen Reviews

An arty and eerie horror film fuses western and eastern ideas of vampirism and looks totally cool as well.

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What This Comedian Said Will Shock You

Print Reviews

With his latest book, What This Comedian Said Will Shock You, celebrated stand-up Jedi Bill Maher “shocks” readers by doing the most outrageous, unthinkable, and socially unacceptable thing imaginable: he speaks rationally, logically, and objectively.

Gasoline Lollipops

Gasoline Lollipops

Features

Gasoline Lollipops’ newest single, “Freedom Don’t Come Easy,” is today’s mother lovin’ punk rock folk anthem.

Basket Case

Basket Case

Screen Reviews

Frank Henenlotter’s gory grindhouse classic Basket Case looks as grimy as the streets of Times Square, and that is one of the film’s greatest assets. Arrow Video gives this unlikely candidate a welcome fresh release.

Jimmy Failla

Jimmy Failla

Event Reviews

Despite the Mother’s Day factor, hundreds of fervent, faithful followers still flocked to Orlando’s famed Plaza Live to catch an earlybird set from Jimmy Failla — one of the hottest names on today’s national comedy scene.

Lonnie Walker

Lonnie Walker

Features

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Los Lobos

Los Lobos

Event Reviews

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Always… Patsy Cline

Always… Patsy Cline

Archikulture Digest

Carl F. Gauze reviews the not-quite one-woman show, Always… Patsy Cline, based on the true story of Cline’s friendship with Louise Seger, who met the star in l961 and corresponded with Cline until her death.