Steven Sloss

Steven Sloss is a writer and film critic.
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The Indelible Pop-Culture Legacy of Return of Ultraman

The kyodai hero is a keystone of Japanese pop-culture. Transforming giants prone to wrestling monsters and fighting the good fight have been a staple...

Inglourious Basterds at 10

Please note: This article from the offset contains spoilers for Inglourious Basterds and other Tarantino movies, including Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood. This month...

Retrospective: Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of Spartacus

Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds is an enduring masterwork. Among the more unlikely of success stories, the iconic concept...

Eric Roberts in Doctor Who: A Masterful Performance

In 1996, Doctor Who returned to television screens for the first time since its cancellation in 1989. The revival took the form of the...

Absent Fiends: The “Wilderness Years” of the Kaiju Genre

Note: for the purposes of this article (and in general), the author defines a “kaiju” movie as a Japanese-produced or Japanese-inspired giant monster film. In...