Review: Tideland

Terry Gilliam’s films have always been a bit challenging. Most of them have to grow on you, as is the case with Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Twelve Monkeys. Some of his films are instant classics, such as Brazil and Time Bandits. However, nothing that Gilliam has done in the past will prepare […]

Retrospective: Gummo

The first time that I experienced Harmony Korine’s Gummo, I was shocked, horrified, and repulsed by it. I was almost positive that it was the vilest piece of trash ever committed to celluloid – but I kept going back to it. During each subsequent viewing, I became aware of Harmony Korine’s intentions. Yes, he wants […]

Review: In a Glass Cage

Agusti Villaronga’s 1987 debut feature, In a Glass Cage, is perhaps the coldest film that I have ever seen. From its icy blue color palette to the way in which it unflinchingly depicts the depravity of its tortured characters, this is a film that makes any selection from Michael Haneke’s filmography look like a leisurely […]

Review: Jan Svankmajer’s Alice

A young girl sits next to her older sister in front of a creek, casually tossing stones into the bubbling waters out of boredom. Her sister quickly grows tired of this, and slaps her on the hand. She angrily stares dead on at the audience. This young lady is Alice. This is Lewis Carroll’s beloved […]