Road to Nowhere is one of Hellman’s latest films after years of inactivity. It tells the story of a director falling in love with his actress, blending made-for-tv neo-noir and experimental filmmaking. It belongs to the same canon of Cronenberg or Lynch’s modern work, Hollywood outsiders who have portrayed an alternative vision of the industry, where the mixture between fiction and reality is used to mock its absurdity and reveal its hypocrisy, and who have found purity in the glacial…
While the original Silent Night, Deadly Night might have gathered some attention due to its controversial ad campaign at the time, it doesn’t hide the fact that it’s still an average slasher film that runs out of ideas halfway through. Its sequel, Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2, is only remembered for its over the top second half, since the first half of the movie just recycles the same exact scenes of the original Silent Night in an attempt to…
Stanley Kubrick covered various and different genres through all his career, from film-noirs like The Killing and Killer’s Kiss, to big epic spectacles like the historical Spartacus and the futuristic 2001 and A Clockwork Orange, and also covering the horror and psychological thriller genres, among others. Although I’d say that one of his bigger inputs was in War Films, going back to this genre multiple times, firstly with the amateur Fear and Desire, then with Paths of Glory and ultimately,…
I love how you can clearly see that she's wearing a shitty "wasp" costume, it adds a whole new level of unintentional depth into the movie: what if she never really transforms into a wasp, what if she's just a serial killer that puts on a costume because she's a bipolar sociopath or something?
Corman might be a genius after all.