Never have I seen a film that does so little and makes me feel so much. Static shots, understated acting, a simple, universal story and quiet, realistic dialog combine to create an emotionally crushing experience. A entirely unique form of cinematic alchemy.
The 2018 Cult Movie Challenge
Week 6: Feb. 5-Feb. 11
Video Nasties Week
A possessed '81 Macintosh empowers a long-suffering, wild-eyed Clint Howard to float through a church with a sword, striking down military school jocks in the name of Satan. If that doesn't make you want to see this movie, then you and I are very different people.
Trivia: Harold and Maude fans may notice Charles Tyner, the Nathan Hale loving, one-armed military fanatic in H & M playing the…
Light on CGI, lacking any product placement or unnecessary exposition, there is not a gram of fat on this rampaging beast. The trailers and astronomical Rotten Tomatoes score had me going in with insanely unrealistic expectations; I was literally expecting a classic. It delivered. It makes THE ROAD WARRIOR look downright sedate, without the incoherent editing or disorientation that all too often accompanies movies like this (that is, those that strive to be non-stop action spectacles). Astonishingly, almost all of…
Entire books can (and probably will) be written about the sex and gender implications of The Love Witch. It is a film that will launch 1000 college thesis. But for my part, I'm going to put my undergraduate degree away and simply comment on the stunning visual buffet the film delivers. Rarely have I seen a modern film use such intricate and vibrant color schemes. Even the films of the sixties upon which this film is based usually fell short…