Review: Blair Witch

Adam Wingard’s sequel to The Blair Witch Project, entitled Blair Witch, has arrived. I just saw it for the first time yesterday – and I can’t wait to see it again. When the original film came out in 1999, I was still in high school. I went to the theatre on a school night to […]

Hansel and Gretel: An Appalachian Version

Back in the seventies, filmmaker Tom Davenport had a vision of re-telling modern day versions of fairy tales in an Appalachian setting. The first entry of this series, entitled “From the Brothers Grimm”, was Hansel and Gretel: An Appalachian Version. It was filmed on a budget of $10,000 in Virginia, and released in 1975. This […]

Review: La Grande Bouffe

Arrow Films has released the controversial 1973 French film, La Grande Bouffe, in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack. La Grande Bouffe focuses on four well to do men who have serious problems at home, most of them involving sex. Ugo is a professional chef who seems discontent with his wife. Marcello is suffering from erectile dysfunction. […]

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 […]