Archive for October, 2009

“Evil” (2005) – A.J. Hakari

If you’re like me, then the closest you’ll ever get to Greece’s picturesque shores is if you’re roped into a Mamma Mia! screening. And if you’re like me, you’ve thought the landscape could do with a few mutilated corpses strewn about. In that case, you’re in luck, as Greece has retired from providing wacky families [...]

Review Archive – “Europe” – Greece

A.J. Hakari:

Evil (2005)

Chris Luedtke:

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Guest Critics:

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“Tokyo Zombie” – Chris Luedtke

Perhaps a foreboding silence would best summarize my take on Tokyo Zombie. This film could have been (and should have been) Japan’s zombie masterwork. Yet the film has a special treadmill quality to it that keeps us from going anywhere interesting; it’s as though the background changes little as the film fearlessly and aimlessly succeeds [...]

“Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad” – A.J. Hakari

You have to admire the zombie’s versatility. Even in the 1930s, before their carnivorous overhaul, the walking dead were placeholders for various societal metaphors. Of course, if you prefer checking your brain at the door, you can have a grand time simply blowing them to smithereens. But if there’s such a thing as being too [...]

Absence and Return

Good afternoon, Passport Cinema fans. As you may have noticed, the site has been sparsely updated in the past couple of months. The lack of posts is due to two factors in particular. One, both Chris and I are leading busy lives lately; Chris with school and I with my job and a play I’ve [...]