Review: Private Vices, Public Virtues

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 […]

Review: The Other Side of the Underneath

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 […]

Blu-ray Review: Moon Child

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 […]

Movie Review: We Are The Flesh

Arrow Films has released Emiliano Rocha Minter’s We Are The Flesh on Blu-ray. In a post-apocalyptic Mexico, a brother and a sister find their way into an abandoned building while looking for shelter. Little do they know that the place that they have found is inhabited by a sadistic hermit, who is in a constant […]

Flicker Alley Releases A TRIP TO THE MOON on Blu-ray

Renowned distributors, Flicker Alley, have release Georges Melies’ 1902 masterpiece, A Trip to the Moon, on a definitive Blu-ray set. This landmark in the world of cinema is presented in its original colors via a pristine new transfer, with several different scores to choose from. With several special features included, this is a must-own for […]

Shout Factory presents Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

Alberto Vázquez and Pedro Rivero have created a small masterpiece with Birdboy: The Forgotten Children. This tiny little wonder takes place in a post-apocolyptic universe, populated with adorable, angsty, world-weary, and drug-addled animals. In this world where hope seems lost, salvation seems possible for teenager, Dinky, and her rag-tag group of friends who are all […]