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The films and the fury of punk moviemaker Gakuryu Ishii

Film Mar 13, 2018

The films and the fury of punk moviemaker Gakuryu Ishii

by Daisuke Kikuchi

Last year's release of "Blade Runner 2049" and this year's Netflix series "Altered Carbon" have rekindled interest in the futuristic cyberpunk aesthetic, though those works were decidedly more "cyber" and less "punk." Punk is meant to be raw, gritty — easily identifiable as do-it-yourself. The ...

Punk: How cinema ignored something so loud

Film Feb 8, 2017

Punk: How cinema ignored something so loud

by Giovanni Fazio

Once upon a time, Hollywood was good at co-opting and selling youth culture. When rock 'n' roll and biker gangs came along in the 1950s, the studios came up with generational totems like "Blackboard Jungle" and "The Wild Ones." Beatlemania spawned "A Hard Days ...

Startline hopes to tap into Japan's punk love

Music Sep 2, 2014

Startline hopes to tap into Japan's punk love

by Shawn Despres

In the 2000s, Gumx was one of South Korea's top-tier punk acts. With that band on indefinite hiatus, though, Gumx drummer Gun Choi is now looking to achieve similar success with Startline, a punk trio he formed in March of last year. "With Startline I ...