Review: Beyond the Black Rainbow

In this wonderfully baffling debut film from director Panos Cosmatos, entitled Beyond the Black Rainbow, a young woman with telekinetic powers is held captive by a mad doctor in a Kubrickian new age institute. The time is 1983. Through a series of psychedelic flashbacks, we witness the circumstances which led to the doctor’s mental and […]

In Defense of Southland Tales

Upon its release at the Cannes Film Festival, Richard Kelly‚Äôs sophomore feature Southland Tales met with some pretty harsh reviews. It was one of the worst receptions to accompany any film in recent memory. A year and a half later, Samuel Goldwyn Pictures released a tighter cut, and still, the film was ripped to shreds […]