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  • Rapture

    ★★★★

  • Inferno

    ★★★★

  • The Orphanage

    ★★★

  • May

    ★★★★

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  • Rapture

    Rapture

    ★★★★

    heroin really was the second coming for a whole generation of directors, actors and artists in spain in the late seventies/early eighties and it shows here. definitely a very unique & almost maddeningly meta film which takes something routine & commonplace—falling asleep at the movies—and unwinds it to an extravagantly narcoleptic degree, maybe hitting upon 'horror' at the end. it's vampiric but not a vampire movie? the vibe is very 'off', the whole thing is drenched in colour but they are the…

  • Inferno

    Inferno

    ★★★★

    A return to form following Suspiria, less a sequel than the former's remake into a series of violent and increasingly outrageous set pieces, without a plot, characterisation or any form of actual intrigue. It is kind of Suspiria's dub version, and perhaps better for it? The title does not really relate to anything in the film, except maybe as signalling its reliance on the central mechanism in Dante's hell: compulsion, repetition without end, shocking boredom. There isn't even a 'witch'…

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  • The Hour of Liberation Has Arrived

    The Hour of Liberation Has Arrived

    ★★★★

    this is showing as the first instalment of The Between Women Filmmakers' Caravan 'A Woman & Her Film' series, which seems excellent & something to keep looking out for throughout the year.

    No one—at least here in Britain—seems to know about the Dhofar Rebellion, the revolution against British rule in Oman that, though ultimately defeated, managed to liberate up to a third of the country from effective British control. 'The Hour of Liberation Has Arrived' documents life in this liberated zone—efforts at…

  • May

    May

    ★★★★

    I simply do not understand how this — a Breeders soundtracked, built-like-a-romcom hand worship slasher flick — isn't a bigger deal. I loved it!!

    and the ending omg