Bernardo Bertolucci's The Spider's Stratagem is a wonderfully audacious treatment of the paradoxes of history, truth, and temporality.
The following essay will demonstrate how The Puppetmaster is one of the purest Bergsonian films ever made.
“I have selected fifty films that are my choices for the best films to have competed at Cannes.”
I have left for last the most powerful alienating effect on nature, Sokurov’s use of special distorting lenses and mirrors that give the image an oblique, quivering feel. It is a unique form of distortion, one that has had many viewers baffled.
A tongue-in-cheek selection of Halloween Horror movie lists
Every now and then a horror film comes out that reaffirms one's tenuous faith in the Hollywood “major” Independent studios. The Prophecy is one such film.
Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness, though not based on any specific work of H.P. Lovecraft, is one of the most Lovecraftian films ever made.
Freaked is an offbeat, somewhat juvenile contemporary rehash of Island of Lost Souls (Erle C. Kenton, 1932) and Freaks (Tod Browning, 1932).
« A quietly dark, sinister reworking of The Island of Dr. Moreau and various children's tales (Tom Thumb, Jack the Giant Killer)»
Germany has a rich tradition of serial killer films, going back to Fritz Lang's classic M (1931), but not much will prepare you for serial killer condoms!
This is by far the best Freddie film since the original in 1984. Only a fresh comparison between them would decide which of the two is better.
The Untold Story: Bun Man is a cracker of a serial killer film, Hong Kong style.
For the uninitiated (which included me) Eurofest is a one-day smorgasbord of European horror and sleaze that has included over its four-year life-span zombie mayhem, giallo madness and action-adventure.
The two great pillars of Indian cinema, Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Ghatak, made remarkable, though considerably different, films in 1958: The Music Room and Ajantrik.
In “Asian potpourri”, the adventurous reader will find a series of loosely connected reviews of films from Iran (from this past year's Festival of International Cinema and New Media) and Central Asia.