Let’s call this “arthouse comedy”: be funny, smart, or interesting in some trivial but outlandish way, then be sad or generally dramatic in a twisty middle act, then conclude on some horseshit that either makes everyone feel better about themselves or else offer a falsely (read: dishonestly) ambiguous conclusion that “confuses” the slow kids — art […]Read more "Ghost World (2001)"
‘Aguirre: The Wrath of God’ is a mad and ambitious thaumaturgy. Arrogant madness thwarted by uncompromising Nature, a “frenzy” dreamt by mad genius Werner Herzog and played out and embodied by his egomaniac of an accomplice, Klaus Kinski. Shot on a shoestring budget with a crew of eight on location in the unforgiving Amazon, part […]Read more "Aguirre the Wrath of God (1972)"
Wendigo – misty spirit of the land Wendigo is as much an ode to the mythic imagination of the ancients as it is a simple but effective horror flick. Boring as hell for just under an hour, when the shit hits the fan, it sticks, and we’re forced to look inward for eternal truths now […]Read more "Wendigo (2001)"