Review: Teorema

Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Teorema (or Theorem) is arguably one of the filmmaker’s most sacred works. At first, it all seems deceptively simple, like some crude art-house sex comedy. Before you know it, you’ve had a profound cinematic experience. A strange visitor (the magnetic Terence Stamp) shows up at the home of a bourgeoise family. Their […]

Retrospective: Possession

Anna: [to Zimmermann, about the creature] He’s very tired. He made love to me all night. Andrzej Zulawski’s Possession is a film that’s impossible to prepare for. It is a film that refuses to let go once it has you in its tentacles – and after it’s over, you’ll definitely come back for more. Possession […]

The Master: An Existentialist Fable

“If you figure a way to live without serving a master, any master, then let the rest of us know, will you? For you’d be the first person in the history of the world.” Paul Thomas Anderson never fails to amaze me. With each new project, he sets out to test the audience, to push […]