2017: A Look Back in Bedlam

Here we have the latest installment of my Look Back in Bedlam end-of-the-year overview of topics that are of particular interest to this site–and Bedlam, it turns out, was indeed the word for 2017

GRANDMOTHERS RECHARGE WELL!

This Czech satire owes more than a little something to Ray Bradbury’s I SING THE BODY ELECTRIC!/THE ELECTRIC GRANDMOTHER, but taken on its own terms it’s pretty good

THE TWENTY DAYS OF TURIN

One of the most interesting translations to appear in some time, this is the first-ever English version of a short novel that was originally published in Italian back in 1977

WILD AT HEART

This remains one of David Lynch’s most controversial films. A dark and violent romance, it’s quite uneven but still fairly impacting