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2005 Stories by Chuck Stephens

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  • Unknown Pleasures

    published October 11, 2005

    In the final moments of 1960's When a Woman Ascends the Stairs—the last classic of Japanese cinema's pre-New Wave golden... More >>

  • 'Once Upon a Time in the West'

    published September 20, 2005

    A water-tower-top windmill wheezing metal machine music out across the sagebrush, the felt-dampened thup . . . thup . . . thup as dripping... More >>

  • Poe Relations: Avant-Garde Veteran Revisits His Haunted Past

    published August 30, 2005

    A founding figure of the second wave of the American avant-garde, Curtis Harrington was born in Hollywood—or somewhere just down the street.... More >>

  • Resistance Is Feudal

    published August 9, 2005

    Of all the agit-pulp punctuations peppered throughout action master Kihachi Okamoto’s anarchically exhilarating and archly self-skewering... More >>

  • The Rupture

    published June 21, 2005

    BANGKOK, THAILAND—When Thai critic Kong Rithdee, writing in Film Comment, diagnosed the uncannily bifurcated narrative of Tropical... More >>

  • 'The Judgment'

    published May 24, 2005

    Adapted from an award-winning novel by Chart Kobjitti, producer-turned-director Pantham Thongsang's The Judgment harks back to a more... More >>

  • Leo DiCaprio: Alien Seductor? So Says Director Jang Jun-Hwan.

    published April 12, 2005

    "I sometimes feel as if movies from all over the world have melted inside me," said South Korean filmmaker Jang Jun-hwan with a grin during an... More >>

  • Million Dollar Lady: Transgender Boxer Goes Out Of Bounds

    published February 15, 2005

    A market-driven fusion of two of Thailand's highest-grossing recent cinematic exports—the transvestite sports comedy Iron Ladies and... More >>

  • Film

    published February 1, 2005

    If you're a hardcore fan of modern martial arts cinema, chances are the U.S. theatrical arrival of Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior—the... More >>

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