Blu-ray Review – Spring Night, Summer Night

Flicker Alley and Nicolas Winding Refn have joined forces to bring the underseen gem, Spring Night, Summer Night, to glorious life on Blu-ray. Directed by J.L. Anderson, Spring Night, Summer Night could be summed up in this way: If Cassavetes directed an existential cinema verite hillbilly melodrama written by VC Andrews, it’d look and sound […]

Short Film Review: Dusty

Anthony Leroy and Josh Murphy (or A.J. as they are both credited at the start of the film) directed the short film, Dusty, in 2016. It has become something of a cult item in the realm of indie and no-budget filmmaking – and for good reason. When the film opens, best buddies CJ and T […]

Film Review: Innocence

Lucile Hadžihalilović’s 2004 film, Innocence, is an ethereal masterpiece – relying on atmosphere, mood, and ambiguity to tell the story of a girl’s boarding school, where the new students arrive in coffins and there isn’t one male in sight. It is a walled community in the midst of a beautiful and mysterious forest. The girls […]

Film Review: L’Ange

Patrick Bokonowski’s 1982 experimental feature, L’Ange (The Angel), has been released by Re:Voir as part of a beautiful Blu-ray/DVD combo package. L’Ange is so many things that they can’t all possibly be listed here, but it is mainly a study on the mundanity of life, of routine, and the unexplained ethereal forces that break through […]

Blu-ray Review: Thoroughbreds

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 […]

Short Film Review: XO

Non Films and director, Ratigan, presents the experimental film, XO. As the film begins, a young woman opens her eyes to behold the hustle and bustle of an increasingly busy, and possibly decaying, metropolis. She wanders the streets, quietly observing, her face full of longing, hoping for some sort of release. By the time we reach […]