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Richard Benjamin’s 1990 coming of age film, Mermaids, has finally arrived on Blu-ray, courtesy of Olive Films. This tale of sexual awakening and teenage angst stars Cher as the flighty mother of two young girls – played by Winona Ryder and Christina Ricci. When they move to a new town, the oldest daughter, Charlotte (Ryder) […]
One of the most controversial sub-genres in the world of grindhouse and exploitation films is known as the “rape and revenge” genre. The films in this category prominently feature young women in situations of sexual abuse and peril at the hands of villainous men or women, only to have the victim seek revenge in an […]
On June 5th, Universal will release Cory Finley’s directorial debut, Thoroughbreds, on Blu-ray. This deliciously dark comedy stars Anya Taylor-Joy and Olivia Cooke as two especially spoiled upper-class brats, living in the suburbs of Connecticut. Lily (Taylor-Joy) has been expelled from her boarding school for plagiarism, and in the meantime, she’s content to play the […]
Last night… in my sleep… I dreamed that I was sleeping. And dreaming in this sleep that I had awakened… I fell asleep. Susan. Noah. Two sides of the same woman. Full of life. Caught in a dream, longing for that safe place. That place which we are all familiar with, where our memories and […]
The 1976 film by Miklós Jancsó, Private Vices, Public Virtues, is an under-appreciated gem from one of the most liberated and fruitful decades in the history of cinema. The film takes place in Central Europe, and centers on the arrogant and free spirited heir to the throne – a young man named Rudolf. At his […]
Jane Arden’s 1972 film, The Other Side of the Underneath, is one of the most fascinating cinematic discoveries that I’ve encountered this year. It’s an extremely disturbing exploration of madness, and centers on several women in an asylum who have been declared schizophrenic. The patients regularly engage in a frantic type of group therapy, with each […]
Agusti Villaronga’s 1989 film, Moon Child, has finally been released on Blu-ray by Cult Epics. This adult fairy tale tells the story of a young man named David, who is taken to a special orphanage that is populated with children and adults who possess extraordinary powers. From the moment the film opens, David is aware that […]