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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Review: The Duke of Burgundy

The good folks at Shout Factory are releasing a pristine Blu-ray/DVD combo of Peter Strickland’s brilliant erotic fantasy, The Duke of Burgundy, in September. It is a must-own for any serious film buff. The Duke of Burgundy’s opening moments set the tone for the rest of the piece, as a woman cycles through a neighborhood […]

Review: Nymphomaniac

On the Theatrical Cut Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac is a film of extraordinary power. This is quite possibly the director’s best film since Dogville, and like that film, this is an experience that requires patience and an open mind. With that being said, Nymphomaniac is not the sex-fest that the clever marketing campaign would have […]