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Marc James Roels and Emma De Swaef’s medium-length stop motion animated film, This Magnificent Cake! has arrived to Blu-ray via Kino Lorber and GKIDS. The film takes place in colonial Africa in the 19th century, and it unfolds in five different segments. Each segment deals with specific characters who are driven by wealth and greed. […]
Derek Jarman’s 1990 avant-garde epic, The Garden, has been released on Blu-ray by way of Kino Lorber and Zeitgeist Films. The Garden is one of the last films that artist Derek Jarman created before he passed away from AIDS in 1993. It is a tapestry of different images and vignettes – most of them religious […]
Catherine Breillat‘s 2001 film, Fat Girl, is, above all things, a mood piece. A brutal tale of sexual awakening, with a sense of dread that hangs onto every scene, leading to that powerful and complicated ending. It’s in the way that Breillat places subtle ominous tones into the sound mix. It’s in the haunting songs […]
Lucile Hadžihalilović’s 2004 film, Innocence, is an ethereal masterpiece – relying on atmosphere, mood, and ambiguity to tell the story of a girl’s boarding school, where the new students arrive in coffins and there isn’t one male in sight. It is a walled community in the midst of a beautiful and mysterious forest. The girls […]
“The shadows of screams climb beyond the hills. It has happened before. But this will be the last time. The last few sense it, withdrawing deep into the forest. They cry out into the black, as the shadows pass away, into the ground.” Scott Barley’s Sleep Has Her House is the finest work of audio-visual […]
Shout Factory has recently released four titles in recognition of Pride Month, the first one being Beeban Kedron’s cult classic, To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar. To Wong Foo was released on the heels of the success of Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert in 1995. Drag queens had become somewhat popular in the mainstream, due […]
Patrick Bokonowski’s 1982 experimental feature, L’Ange (The Angel), has been released by Re:Voir as part of a beautiful Blu-ray/DVD combo package. L’Ange is so many things that they can’t all possibly be listed here, but it is mainly a study on the mundanity of life, of routine, and the unexplained ethereal forces that break through […]