Monthly Archives: November 2011

Ken Russell: Farewell to an Unmitigated Madman

Last Sunday, one of the wildest, most iconoclastic visionaries the world of cinema has known passed away at the age of 84. Ken Russell broke the rules from the start. His early documentary work for the BBC eschewed realism and … Continue reading

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Frankenhooker (Frank Henenlotter, 1990)

“Try not to lose your head over Frank Henenlotter’s gleefully absurdist Frankenhooker, pimped out in 1080p and looking to get busy, from Synapse Films.” Read my review of Frankenhooker, out earlier this month on Blu-ray from the good folks at … Continue reading

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Possession (Andrzej Zulawski, 1981)

“In much the same way that Possession blurs and blends genres, it also inextricably entangles the personal and the political.” Read my review of Possession, playing for one week only in NYC at the Film Forum (and due out on … Continue reading

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The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)

“Listening in on The Conversation has never been so rewarding, thanks to Lionsgate’s stunning new 1080p transfer and wealth of extras, both old and new.” Read my review of Francis Ford Coppola’s masterwork, The Conversation, now out on Blu-ray from … Continue reading

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A Serbian Film (Srđan Spasojević, 2010)

“A Serbian Film, cinema’s newest and brattiest problem child, has just one question it wants to ask potential audiences: ‘Newborn porn, anyone?’” Read my review of A Serbian Film, released on Oct. 25th on DVD and Blu-ray from Invincible Pictures, … Continue reading

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Dirty Like an Angel (Catherine Breillat, 1991)

“In Dirty Like an Angel, Catherine Breillat straddles the line between observational slice-of-life dramatics and the tumultuous sexual tug of war that dominates her subsequent body of work.” Read my review of provocatrice Catherine Breillat’s early film, Dirty Like an … Continue reading

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Interview: Albert Brooks

“We discussed his long and storied career with the personable Mr. Brooks, where topics included working with Martin Scorsese, getting late-night phone calls from Stanley Kubrick, shedding some light on the secret life of Bernie Rose, and tackling the growing … Continue reading

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