Category Archive: European Cinema

Ferat Vampire (1982)

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NOTE: This is yet another post that originally existed in the form of a Facebook note, which was written shortly before this blog was started, in spirit very similar to my post on… Continue reading

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Dirty Money (1972)

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French cinema in the post-World War II years was an interesting time. French directors opted for minimalist realism, even with movies billed as thrillers. Dirty Money (Un flic, A Cop, 1972) follows master… Continue reading

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Amelie (2001)

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I have to admire European, particularly French, movies in general. Their directors are generally less afraid of deviating from what are considered accepted filmmaking conventions. Of course, then you have the French classic… Continue reading

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Wasabi (2001)

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Dear Ryoko, Hirosue Ryoko, you know that you are easily one of the most beautiful women I have had the pleasure of seeing onscreen, and you starred in the absolutely amazing Departures. I… Continue reading

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The Red Balloon (1956)

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As many of our loyal fans would know, The Pop Culture Historian tends to review movies that deviate from the mainstream, such as the short film Retribution or the B-movie Deadly Prey, or… Continue reading

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Dead Snow (2009)

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I think it’s fair to say that if you think anything that involves Nazi zombies could not potentially be the most awesome thing ever, not only are you a liar, but a very… Continue reading

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For a Few Dollars More (1965)

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Clint Eastwood reprises his role as The Man with No Name in this follow-up to A Fistful of Dollars. This time, he’s on the hunt of the ruthless killer El Indio (Gian Maria… Continue reading

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