Browse by author: Donato Totaro
A tribute to the Hammer great Freddie Francis, cinematographer par excellence and director of countless horror films, including the film given extensive analysis here, The Creeping Flesh.
In-depth review of the Fantasia International Film Festival's first DVD release, a compilation of outstanding shorts shown at the festival over the past several years.
In-depth review of the three short film DVDs from Cinema 16, with volumes dedicated to British, American and European cinema. Includes early short films by Ridley Scott, Asif Kapadia, Lynne Ramsey, Christopher Nolan, DA Pennebaker, Tim Burton, Todd Solondz, Jean-Luc Godard, Tom Tykwer, and Lars von Trier.
A comparative analysis between the styles of Robert Bresson and Sergio Leone.
An exploration of the wild and diverse world of internet cinema, including films made specifically for the internet and those which find a second home (and wind) on the WWW.
A reflection on the state of the film canon vis-a-vis film critic/filmmaker Paul Schrader.
An essay on Hakan Sahin's first two features, Mirror and Snow, studies on the psychological effects of living in geographical isolation.
An interview with director, cast and select production people of the refreshingly original indie horror film, Shallow Ground.
A look at how two recent documentaries on the slasher/stalker film signals a paradigm shift in the horror genre.
An interview with the director of Strange Circus and The Suicide Club, Sion Sono.
A report on the 10th Year Anniversary of Fantasia, focusing on films featuring particularly nasty male pyschos.
A review of François Miron's revisionist, Sapphic film noir, which imagines a world where women act like Humphrey Bogart and men are nervous, jittery and timid.
An analysis of two recent documentaries exposing the social injustices of archaic law and custom in Israel and Central India: Sentenced to Marriage and Highway Courtesans.
A review essay of a multi-author reader on one of the greatest of Scottish films, The Wicker Man.
A tribute to the great Italian actresses Alida Valli, who passed away April 22, 2006.