A History of Disrespect

In “honor” of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, I have been re-linking to my now somewhat (in)famous editorial for Daily Grindhouse about The Weinstein Company’s campaign to marginalize and minimize Asian action cinema … only to find that the Daily Grindhouse site is M.I.A. … maybe temporarily, maybe forever. In any case, thought
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Django Unfulfilled

Welcome back to Tarantino-town, where everything is derivative, the cinematic in-jokes are endemic, and the love of bare feet is implicit. For film fans, Tarantino-town is a delightful destination, but for genre film fans, Tarantino-town is paradise. There, our guilty pleasures are elevated to the status of (pop) art, with welcome appearances of many a
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MAIM 8/11

Missed MAIM 7/11 (Hey Ric, this wouldn’t have happened if Inside Kung Fu was still publishing! Yeah, but it’s not. Nyah). Busy, what with San Diego Comic Con, the premiere of my new documentary Films of Fury: The Kung Fu Movie Movie, and LA promotion of my two new books (what, you still harping on
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