Brice Anthony Heller’s feature debut brings to mind the best work of Harmony Korine and Sean Baker in its raw and touching approach to the subject matter.
As far back as 1986, I was aware of the profound impact that the art of cinema had on me. As a child with cerebral palsy, stumbling around on two leg braces, it was hard to find my footing in a world that I hadn’t yet begun to understand. But one thing that I did […]
It’s been two days since I watched Kent Jones and Tom Huckabee’s 1983 experimental film, Taking Tiger Mountain, starring the late, great Bill Paxton in the lead role. It is a film that has weighed on my mind for a number of reasons.
Cult Epics has released a set of Sylvia Kristel features, including four films starring the renowned actress. It is clear from the care that was put into this particular project that this was a labor of love for the good folks at Cult Epics. Over the years, this distributor has provided cinephiles with meticulously crafted […]
When I initially saw Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon in theaters, it left me cold. However, a second viewing has left me with an entirely different impression. All of the elements that I had written off as pointless and depraved felt like they served a purpose this time. I already want to watch it again. The […]
Stephen Dunn’s fabulous semi-autobiographical Closet Monster is one hell of a directorial debut, and it is definitely one of the best films that this year has to offer. Closet Monster concerns an imaginative young man named Oscar, who, as a young child, witnessed a horrifying gay hate crime in a graveyard which has haunted him […]
Walerian Borowczyk’s 1981 film, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne, was long considered a lost film in many circles. It was never released in the US, and was only given a brief run in the UK. It was never released on VHS or DVD. And now, Arrow Video has released the film […]
Arrow Films has released the controversial 1973 French film, La Grande Bouffe, in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. La Grande Bouffe focuses on four well to do men who have serious problems at home, most of them involving sex. Ugo is a professional chef who seems discontent with his wife. Marcello is suffering from erectile dysfunction. […]
Ralph Bakshi was one of the most influential and original voices in animation in the sixties and seventies, and most of his films have gone on to develop large cult followings. Often blending live action with crude animation, the majority of his films were largely controversial, often earning X ratings from the MPAA. The semi-autobiographical […]
Anna: [to Zimmermann, about the creature] He’s very tired. He made love to me all night. Andrzej Zulawski’s Possession is a film that’s impossible to prepare for. It is a film that refuses to let go once it has you in its tentacles – and after it’s over, you’ll definitely come back for more. Possession […]