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The Mermaid (2016) Directed by Stephen Chow Sony Corporation of America dumped Chow’s latest in a few theaters across North America during its theatrical run this February. In China though, The Mermaid was a box office smash. It’s one of the top grossing movies of all time in the country. It’s a pretty damn good film too, and now returns (in 3D!) to Metrograph following their retrospective on Chow the actor, the filmmaker, and comedy king of Hong...
Private Property (1960) Directed by Leslie Stevens Leslie Stevens’s rediscovered rough diamond Private Property, shot over five days for $59,000, marks a hinge point in American film. It harks back to the noirs of the 1950s and looks forward to the more winking and psychologically probing crime films of the 1970s and 1980s broadly informed by Hitchcock, to whom Stevens pays tribute with an arch one-liner. In the predatory Southern California drifters Duke and Boots—Corey Allen...