10 on the 10th – May 2020

Star Wars Day came and went during the screenings of these last ten films and MMC! celebrated with its Star Wars-adjacent favourite, The War of the StarsMMC! also continues to work its way through its Tora-san Limited Edition Trunk Set, revisiting the exquisitely shot and lovingly uncharacteristic tenth film in the franchise, Tora-san’s Dream-Come-True. The remainder of these titles skews weird, with the trippy manime action-romance Space Adventure Cobra assuming the role of canonical MMC! favourite and MacGruber falling well short of its modern cult reputation.

  1. Tora-san’s Dream-Come-True (Yoji Yamada, 1972)
  2. The War of the Stars: A New Hope Grindhoused  (George Lucas/The Man Behind the Mask, 1977/2010)
  3. Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y (Johan Grimonprez, 1997)
  4. Getting Any? (Takeshi Kitano, 1994)
  5. Monsters, Inc. (Pete Docter, 2001)
  6. Destry Rides Again (George Marshall, 1939)
  7. Space Adventure Cobra (Osamu Dezaki, 1982)
  8. The Battle Wizard (Pao Hsueh-Li, 1977)
  9. MacGruber (Jorma Taccone, 2010)
  10. Poison for the Fairies (Carlos Enrique Taboada, 1984)

Shout-outs as well to MMC!’s ongoing project to explore various television series like the sweetly peculiar Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories, the morosely peculiar Baskets, the aggressively peculiar Sentosha: Battle Wheels, and the Biblically peculiar Dekalog! No flipping!

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