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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 […]
Sidney Lumet’s Equus hit theaters in 1977. I think it’s safe to assume that audiences weren’t quite prepared for what they witnessed. This is not easy material to digest. Some will love it, and others will loathe it. However, those who find themselves on its wavelength will never forget it. For me, personally, it stands […]
It was thought lost for quite some time, but the good folks at Flicker Alley have restored and released Richard Oswald’s 1929 silent film adaptation of the classic Sherlock Holmes mystery. Rich in atmosphere, with beautiful performances from Carlyle Blackwell, Sr and George Serov as Sherlock Holmes and Watson, this is an absolute treasure. The […]
Nothing about In the Realm of the Senses is simulated. Absolutely nothing. Not the sex. Not the emotions on display. It’s all there, unadulterated, raw, and visceral. For years, I avoided this film like the plague. Last year, I finally took a chance on it. I’m glad that I did. Yes, there are one or two […]
Flicker Alley, God bless them, have preserved hundreds of silent film treasures over the years. One of my most prized possessions is their beautiful restoration of A Trip to the Moon, George Méliès’ unforgettable masterpiece. And now, they have given us a collection of Fairy Tales, each one of them directed by Méliès, and each […]
Johnny Clyde’s The Forgotten Colours of Dreams is an analog wonder – an endlessly profound and uncompromising meditation on god, existence, death, and everything in between. The entire film takes place within a perfect circle in the center of the screen, and our focus is limited purposefully to the people and images within that small […]
It started as a short film. Back in 2007, Brittany and I sat down in my room. I had a pad of paper. I was itching to make another short film. I’d just finished a David Lynch tribute film, entitled Crawlspace. It was my first foray into “serious” filmmaking. Looking back at it now, it’s […]