Tezuka's Barbara

Tezuka’s Barbara (2019)

Tezuka’s Barbara first published by Little White Lies, as the 130th entry in my Cinema Psychotronicum column Following the publication of his groundbreaking New Treasure Island in 1947 which ushered in the Golden Age of manga, Osamu Tezuka would, with his popular series like AstroBoy, Princess Knight and Kimba the White Lion, become known variously…

Paranoid Park

Paranoid Park (2007)

Paranoid Park first published by musicOMH Known to those who frequent it as Paranoid Park, the East Side Skate Park is a network of ramps and tunnels built by skaters for skaters – a sometimes frightening hang-out for the disaffected, dispossessed and disconnected youth of Portland, Oregon. It is also very near the location of…

2046

2046 (2004)

First published by Movie Gazette In Wong Kar-wai’s masterful study of love and loss In the Mood for Love (2000), set in early sixties Hong Kong, 2046 is the number of the hotel room where the journalist Chow secretly meets his neighbour Li-zhen to play out their confused feelings about their respective spouses’ adultery – until…