An ambitious piece of avant-garde filmmaking from early-1970s Hungary that’s both an impassioned political statement and a hallucinatory spectacle
From Germany, a failed attempt at artsploitation that was completed in 1975 but not released until two years later–and then promptly forgotten!
A Belgian-American co-production from 1973 that makes a fumbled attempt at artsploitation in the guise of a hard-hitting anti-war statement
Summer movies: for many of us those words represent everything wrong with modern-day Hollywood.
The following may be the most contentious piece I ever write.
In recent weeks a standout ’09 film was released on DVD: director John Hillcoat’s Cormac McCarthy adaptation THE ROAD
A modern (2008) silent that tries very hard to recreate the style of bygone films like NOSFERATU and THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI
More art movie madness, a grim and mysterious Hungarian effort that will be best appreciated by film buffs with a lot of patience
An extremely well made, thoughtful and unique film, the French-Canadian MARTYRS (2008) is a good movie by most standards, but it’s also a profoundly fucked-up one
Certainly the only movie you’ll find that features suicidal sharpshooters, magic bullets, living paintings, time tripping rabbits, the Virgin Mary and the Devil, THE MAGIC HUNTER may not be perfect, but it is required viewing for cult movie buffs