Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Tenant (Roman Polanski, 1979)

“In The Tenant, estrangement is as much psychological state as sociopolitical category. From the start, the inhabitants of the apartment house treat Trelkovsky like an outsider, an unwanted incursion into their body politic. Indeed, the film explicitly aligns residential politics … Continue reading

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100 Greatest Horror Films of All Time

Read 100 Greatest Horror Films of All Time, an ongoing list that counts down 20 titles every day through Friday, to which I contributed 9 write-ups, starting with Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), only at Slant Magazine.

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Nosferatu the Vampyre (Werner Herzog, 1979)

“Playing to the visual and narrative strengths of the original, Herzog still succeeds in imprinting the material with his own unique sensibility.” Read my review of Werner Herzog’s film only at Slant Magazine.

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God Told Me To (Larry Cohen, 1976)

“None of Cohen’s other films can touch God Told Me To for sheer audacity, combining the handheld verisimilitude of gritty police procedurals like The French Connection with a loopy premise straight out of Erich Von Däniken’s Chariots of the Gods? … Continue reading

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House on Straw Hill (James Kenelm Clarke, 1976)

“Double-barreled exploitation fodder of the tawdriest vintage, House on Straw Hill gets the best Blu-ray transfer extant elements will allow, as well as a full clip of extras from Severin Films.” Read my entire review of Severin’s Blu-ray/DVD release of … Continue reading

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The Baby (Ted Post, 1972)

“The Baby is a nasty little shocker that continually defies expectations. Starting out as wonderfully unhinged exploitation fodder, it soon morphs into a tawdry psychosexual thriller and eventually winds up in full-on slasher territory that’s surprisingly bloody considering the PG … Continue reading

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European Civil War Films: Memory, Conflict, and Nostalgia (Eleftheria Rania Kosmidou, 2013)

“European Civil War Films is by no means a bad book; it is, however, an imperfect one. The topic is (alas) ever timely, and Kosmidou’s approach to her material is fundamentally sound. Nevertheless, it’s often difficult to escape the impression … Continue reading

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