Blind Beast

Blind Beast (Mōjū) (1969)

Blind Beast (Mōjū) first published by Little White Lies, as the 134th entry in my Cinema Psychotronicum column “My name is Aki Shima,” Aki (Mako Midori) says in voiceover at the beginning of Blind Beast (Mōjū). “I was never very popular as a fashion model.” This narration is accompanied by black-and-white images of Aki taken…

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…

Fiction

True Fiction (2019)

True Fiction first published by SciFiNow Writer/director Braden Croft’s True Fiction starts with a flashforward to a snowbound cabin. Hearing through an old audio monitor the muted sounds of a woman in heightened distress being verbally goaded by a man, a figure in a mask grabs a machete, pumps himself up, and heads out the…