Love & Marriage: Going Behind the Scenes in Sacha Gervasi’s Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock (Anthony Hopkins, left) and his leading lady Janet Leigh (Scarlett Johansson, right).

Psycho is arguably Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece. Granted, there are numerous other classics that he created over his almost six-decade career as a filmmaker, such as The 39 Steps, Rebecca, Notorious, Rear Window, Vertigo, North By Northwest, or The Birds, just to name a few. Psycho and its famous shower scene, however, are probably the first things that come to mind when talking about the English ‘Master of Suspense.’ He has never wavered in popularity, and the making of the fabled thriller has always been somewhat shrouded in legend. So why not tackle it as the subject of a feature film?

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Unleashed in the East: Kung-Fu Meets Grindhouse in RZA’s The Man With The Iron Fists

The invincible Brass Body (Dave Bautista, left) fights 'The Man with the Iron Fists' (RZA, right).

It’s no secret that Django Unchained mastermind Quentin Tarantino is an avid fan of all things kung-fu, martial arts, and grindhouse. Therefore it doesn’t come as too much of a surprise that he would give his name to a movie called The Man With The Iron Fists co-written by his protégé Eli Roth, who once created Hostel and starred in Quentin Tarantino’s own Inglourious Basterds. The bigger zinger, however, is the man at the helm of The Man With The Iron Fists: RZA, former member of the legendary hip-hop outfit Wu-Tang Clan and now a first-time director. The question is how good of a show he puts up in his debut.

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Children of the Revolution: Slapstick, Soviet-style in Leonid Gaidai’s Operation ‘Y’ & Shurik’s Other Adventures

Shurik (Alexander Demyanenko, right) and his crush Lida (Natalya Seleznyova, left) in the second segment, "Delusion."

Operation ‘Y’ And Shurik’s Other Adventures (1965) is one of the cult comedies from that time virtually every Russian knows. Other than having a fun time, what can we can learn about life in the Soviet Union of the 1960s from watching the film?

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My Way

Tatsuo and Jun-Shik

“My Way” is a poignant, dramatic account of two men, one Korean (Jun Shik) and the other Japanese (Tatsuo), who forge a bond in their favorite activity, running. Early on in life, it’s clear that the Koreans living in Japan, during the days of the Japanese Empire were looked down upon. Even Tatsuo projects this attitude towards his friend.

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