from: the sleazy sex-snuff apocalypse of the Balkans and Swedish cinema’s trailblazing sexual openness to the ‘kicker’ phone booth vandalism of mid 1980s Stockholm; 21st wave 70s feminism via German DEFA science fiction and the 1976 TV show, Star Maidens; Bob Hope meets Thriller: They Call Her One-Eye; Let the Right One In vs. Twilight; Thor in the Gardens of Sebastain Venable, and of course some Nordic alien theory.
Tag: kim morgan
An apt cinematic analogy of the Polanski brouhaha can be found in Charles Laughton’s NIGHT OF THE HUNTER, namely the hyper-reactive old salt of the general store, Mrs. Icey Spoon (Evelyn Varden). First she practically forces Robert Mitchum’s homicidal preacher on poor Shelley Winters, taking his collar and phony rap at face value, endangering and [...]
As we prepare for Oscar once again, we see Angelina Jolie nominated for being in Clint’s “craftsmanship” film, CHANGELING. I heartily admire Jolie but, for my money, she’s never found a part worthy of her since her Oscar winning character Lisa in GIRL, INTERRUPTED (1999). The equivalent of that live wire performance this year isn’t [...]
I’ve survived the family Xmas, and what saved us was the power of the movies. This got me to thinking about all the best dysfunctional family holiday films–I don’t mean the ones where everyone’s just got some cute quirk or shouts a lot–I’m talking about the ones where addiction, insanity and weird masculine paranoia run [...]
I’m always happy to see pics of the very cool Lohan-Ronson team, but the blog who posted them, Dlisted misses a chance to champion free spirit, and instead takes the moral high ground, chastising the gals for being greasy and gay: “This time they’re spreading the gayelle cheer in Miami. And by “cheer” I mean [...]
I’ve recently stumbled into a one-sided love affair with film critic Kim Morgan, whose Sunset Gun blog is carved after my own heart. As you can see from her photo at left, this girl defies the average conception of the film addicted blogger with her model looks and sly sense of humor. I love her [...]