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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 […]
Joel Edgerton’s film, Boy Erased, will soon be available on Blu-ray, courtesy of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. I remember when Bruce committed suicide. A friend and mentor of mine, he was a homosexual living in the Bible Belt. When he first came out to me, he did so in tears. Weeping, he told me he’d […]
Universal Pictures has finally released Spike Lee’s incendiary feature film, BlacKkKlansman, on Blu-ray. Not long after Ron Stallworth becomes the first African American detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department, he decides to infiltrate the local chapter of the KKK – headed by David Duke – with the help of a Jewish colleague named Flip […]
Peter Medak’s The Changeling is now available on a beautiful Blu-ray set from Second Sight. I remember the first time that I ever watched The Changeling. I was over at my friend’s house. Her mother cooked dinner for us, and we all gathered around to watch the VHS of this 1980 horror classic. I sat […]