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Kwaidan (1964)

Kwaidan , literally “ghost stories” is a 1964 Japanese anthology horror film directed by Masaki Kobayashi. It is based on stories from Lafcadio Hearn’s collections of Japanese folk tales, mainly Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things, for which it is named. The film consists of four separate and unrelated stories. Kwaidan is an archaic […]

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Who Are You, Polly Magoo? (1966)

Here’s an interesting art house movie spoofing the fashion world and its many excesses. This still relevant satire stars Dorothy McGowan as supermodel Polly Maggoo. She’s being followed by a French television crew who is filming an insipid TV news documentary series called “Qui êtes-vous?”. I guess some things never change, they just get worse. […]

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Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma), commonly referred to as Salò, is a controversial 1975 Italian drama film written and directed by Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini with uncredited writing contributions by Pupi Avati. It is based on the book The 120 Days of Sodom by the […]

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El Topo (1970)

El Topo (The Mole) is a 1970 Spanish language allegorical, cult western movie and underground film, directed by and starring Alejandro Jodorowsky. Characterized by its bizarre characters and occurrences, use of maimed and dwarf performers, and heavy doses of Christian symbolism and Eastern philosophy, the film is about the eponymous character – a violent, black-clad […]

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Daisies (1966)

Daisies (Czech: Sedmikrásky) is a 1966 Czech film directed by Věra Chytilová considered a milestone of the Nová Vlna movement and the modern surrealist cinema. Made with the support of the state-sponsored film studio, it follows two teenage girls, both named Marie, played by Ivana Karbanová and Jitka Cerhová; throughout the film they engage in […]

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The Devils (1971)

The Devils is a 1971 British historical drama directed by Ken Russell and starring Oliver Reed and Vanessa Redgrave. It is based partially on the 1952 book The Devils of Loudun by Aldous Huxley, and partially on the 1960 play The Devils by John Whiting, also based on Huxley’s book. The film is a dramatised […]

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The Clowns (1970)

I clowns (also known as The Clowns) is a 1970 television film by Federico Fellini about the human fascination with clowns and circuses. It was made for TV, the Italian station RAI with an agreement that it would be released simultaneously on TV and as a cinema feature; RAI and co-producer Leone Film compromised on […]

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Daft Punk’s Electroma (2006)

Daft Punk’s Electroma is a 2006 film by French musical duo Daft Punk. The plot revolves around the quest of two robots to become human. The music featured in this film is not by Daft Punk, which is a first for the duo after their previous film and home video releases, D.A.F.T. and Interstella 5555. […]

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Stereo (1969) by David Cronenberg

Starring Ronald Mlodzik Jack Messinger Iain Ewing Clara Mayer Paul Mulholland Arlene Mlodzik Glenn McCauley

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The Dreamers (2003)

The Dreamers tells the story of an American university student in Paris who, after meeting a peculiar brother and sister who are fellow film enthusiasts, becomes entangled in an erotic conflict. It is set against the backdrop of the 1968 Paris student riots. The film makes several references to various movies of classical and New […]