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Transgressing genre conventions: Nobuhiko Obayashi’s House

Nobuhiko Obayashi’s House (Hausu, Japan, 1977) is a coming-of-age film that mixes horror and fantasy elements with humour and an undisguised penchant for the experimental. The title itself is programmatic – seven schoolgirls find themselves trapped in a haunted house. Shocked by the unexpected news that her widowed father has remarried while on a business […]

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Best Films of 2020: Part I

Neil Fox Rizi (Days) (Dir. by Tsai Ming-liang) I saw Rizi in the heady days of the Berlinale in February (insert nostalgic truism based on 2020 here). I thought it was a masterwork at the time, it rocked me to my core as it spoke deeply to so many things I’d been feeling in the past couple […]