Black Comedy · Criterion Collection · Cult · Horror · Independent Films · LGBT · United States

#863 Multiple Maniacs (1970)

#863 Multiple Maniacs 1970 // USA // John Waters Criterion Collection (LINK) It’s A Mad Mad Mad World I’m still finding words to articulate my thoughts on John Waters’s second feature film Multiple Maniacs. I’m speechless, stunned and feeling nausea right after the film ends. The film is grotesque, outlandish, outrageous, and above all, insulting. It’s only slightly… Continue reading #863 Multiple Maniacs (1970)

Criterion Collection · Drama · Horror · Mexico · Religion · Violence

#862 Canoa: A Shameful Memory (1976)

#862 Canoa: A Shameful Memory 1976 // Mexico // Felipe Cazals Criterion Collection (LINK) Traumatised Night And Shameful History Five Mexican young men have to seek shelter in a small town called San Miguel Canoa due to a torrential rain in the evening of 14th September, 1968. They are employees of the Autonomous University of Puebla… Continue reading #862 Canoa: A Shameful Memory (1976)

Criterion Collection · Denmark · Horror · Silent Film

#134 Häxan (1922)

#134 Häxan 1922 // Denmark // Benjamin Christensen Criterion Release Date: 16 Oct 2001 (LINK) Häxan is such a peculiar and ingenious work that was way ahead of its time when released in 1922.Composed of a mixture of genres, ranging from educational and documentary footage to fictionalized or factual reenactments, Danish filmmaker Benjamin Christensen exhibited his persuasive and insightful perspective… Continue reading #134 Häxan (1922)

Adaptation · Criterion Collection · Horror · Silent Film · Sweden

#579 The Phantom Carriage (1921)

#579 The Phantom Carriage 1921 // Sweden // Victor Sjöström Criterion Release Date: 27 Sept 2011 (LINK) Astounding as it sounds, The Phantom Carriage (Swedish: Körkarlen) continues to withhold the power of spirituality and the awe-inspiring visual effects even ninety years after its production. Although, as viewed by CGI-fed cinema-goers like myself, the modern technology of film-making has unkindly diminished… Continue reading #579 The Phantom Carriage (1921)