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Gestures: EROTIKON

July 23, 2014

On doorknobs, doorways, thresholds and epiphanies: Mauritz Stiller’s EROTIKON.

Herzog’s Big Dare: EVEN DWARFS STARTED SMALL

July 22, 2014 | One Comment

A little ditty about defiance and futility.

Radley Metzger and the ‘Arty’ Adult Film

July 21, 2014
THE LICKERISH QUARTET

Traveling back to the heydays of 1960s softcore and 1970s hardcore ‘sinema’ with Radley Metzger’s singular sex-film creations.

Spoilt for Choice on the Crystal Frontier

July 19, 2014

A programmer’s notes on the bounty of new Latin American cinema.

A Boy and His Dystopia

July 18, 2014
THE PURGE ANARCHY

On THE PURGE, its predecessors and much, much more. (Yes, you can read plenty into the ever-more-nihilistic depiction of tomorrow in popular entertainment.)

PLANET OF THE APES’ Monkey Business

July 18, 2014 | 2 Comments

PLANET OF APES and apocalyptic visions: are American blockbusters now catering to your sense of nihilism, or vice versa?

Starring: the Stunt Artist

July 17, 2014
DOUBLE DARE

On risking it all for art, then and (not so much) now.

Say Hello to My Little Dieter

July 15, 2014
LITTLE DIETER NEEDS TO FLY

Documentaries stand or fall on the charisma of their human subjects—and Herzog has an almost unfailing radar for intriguing, unique and charismatic people to follow and film.

Barry Jenkins: Long Story Short

July 15, 2014
TALL ENOUGH

Barry Jenkins shows a greater variety of experience in eight short films than many filmmakers manage in a career of features.

Rewind: Werner Herzog, Airborne

July 15, 2014
LITTLE DIETER NEEDS TO FLY

LITTLE DIETER NEEDS TO FLY, and so does its director.

Complacent Cowboys?

July 14, 2014
THATS NOTHIN

Phil Mulloy’s cowboy series refuses to ‘print the legend.’

South Korea Beats the Heat with Horror

July 13, 2014
HORROR STORIES

On the ‘goosebumps’ cure, from the world that created some of the entertainingly horrific moments of Bong Joon-ho’s SNOWPIERCER.