I have almost 300 articles about films posted on Medium. In order to make it easier for you to find what interests you I have grouped them into categories with hot links.


This film is sure to give you nightmares if you are a scientist. The onslaught of ridiculous inaccuracies could traumatize someone with a PhD or maybe even a masters. If you are a geologist in particular you really need to give this film a wide berth. The film is most…


Mainstream, Hollywood films are too often boring. They pummel us with explosions and car chases or tug desperately at our heartstrings with sentimentality and romance, but for all the grandiose gestures they often fail to truly engage us. …


I surf around on Reddit and Letterbox, I subscribe to Kanopy and Criterion, I’ve got Hulu and HBO, why haven’t I ever heard of Bob Balaban’s Parents? Holy Shit, it’s a kick in the teeth! A hard kick in the teeth with workboots on. By all appearances, you would think…


The 27th Day is not the worst movie ever made. The acting, the production value, the editing are all sufficiently utilitarian as to not be too distracting. It’s a Columbia picture so they probably had a reasonable budget and access to some good resources, but even with a solid set…


Tsai Ming-liang films can be difficult to watch. The slow pacing is sometimes challenging, the randomness as well, and his films can also burst into violence in ways that leave you shaken. I found the Wayward Cloud very disturbing for this reason. …


I’d guess that about one-quarter of the Privarzaniyat Balon was lost on me but the three-fourths that I understood were wonderful. …


When trafficking in the unpredictable world of obscure, low-budget, trash, one slogs through the muck in hopes of finding a film like The Wizard’s Curse. The movie is a category 3 fantasy thriller from Thailand via Hong Kong. The category system is south Asia’s rating system, and category three is…


The first half of Anguish is excellent. It’s a fast-paced, disorienting, psychedelic, and stomach-churning horror film with some wonderfully clever conceits. Like Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom, Bigas Luna‘s Anguish has a lot to say about voyeurism, objectification, violence, and the medium of film in general.

Anguish was made in 1987…


Having just barely made it out the other side I don’t know what to think of Andrzej Żuławski’s Possession. It was a pretty unpleasant experience. It’s an intense and feverish film that feels like equal parts Cronenberg and Polanski. …

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